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By Gustavo C. Román

On might four, 1993, Cuba requested the overseas well-being neighborhood and the area wellbeing and fitness association (WHO) to discover the reason for a mysterious epidemic of blindness that was once spreading uncontrollably. Contradictory hypotheses faced theteam of scientists in this venture. Is the epidemic the results of a plot to topple Castro, because the Cubans think? Or publicity to radioactivity or an unidentified nerve toxin unintentionally published via the Russian military taking flight from Cuba? Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is a firsthand account of the epidemic of blindness and the hardships of lifestyles in Cuba on the time of the "special interval" that the cave in of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the USA embargo. Dr. Román—who was once on the time leader of Neuroepidemiology on the US nationwide Institutes of Health—was a player during this clinical project and describes the neurological indicators skilled via the sufferers of this epidemic disorder, and narrates the epidemiologists’ detective paintings suffering to unravel the secret. This e-book combines neuroscience and medical discovery with political intrigue, eventually bringing the reader to the unforeseen answer supplied via a WWII survivor of Changi POW Camp in Singapore. Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is an outline of the neuroepidemiological examine undertaken to spot the reason for the epidemic neurological affliction that affected Cuba in 1993-1994.

*Summarizes scientific manifestations in prototypical case reports
*Analyzes attainable neurological and neuroepidemiological factors from attainable viruses to toxins
*Discusses the future health ramifications of political judgements surrounding the Cuban Embargo
*Describes the implementation of remedy and preventive measures

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3. Thomas G. Paterson. Contesting Castro (New York, 1994). 4. The official Nuevo Atlas Nacional de Cuba (España 1989), lists under title XXIV: Historia y Revolución (p XXIV. ” CHAPTER 7 Neuroepidemiology, NIH Bethesda, Maryland, May 14, 1993 Why give light to men in grief? Job, 3, 20 On Friday May 14, 1993, at 17:00 hours, just at the closing of the Federal day, all boxes had been packed, and I had received my official passport and the travel order signed by the director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Dr Murray Goldstein.

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René Valley-Radot. The life of Pasteur. L. Y, 1926); Gerald L. Geison. The private science of Louis Pasteur (Princeton, 1995). CHAPTER 6 Federal Building Bethesda, Maryland, May 11, 1993 This malady is endemic both in summer and in winter. Hippocrates: “On Airs, Waters, Places” The PAHO organizers of the Mission to Cuba, Drs Restrepo and Llanos, knew that the Mission to Cuba team would need to include a Spanishspeaking neurologist with equal expertise in epidemiology and tropical diseases of the nervous system.

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