Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries

Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries

Molly Caldwell Crosby


A attention-grabbing examine a strange, forgotten epidemic from the nationwide bestselling writer of The American Plague.

In 1918, a global battle raged, and a deadly pressure of influenza rotated the globe. in the middle of all this dying, a extraordinary illness seemed in Europe. ultimately referred to as encephalitis lethargica, or snoozing ailment, it unfold around the world, leaving hundreds of thousands useless or locked in associations. Then, in 1927, it disappeared as all at once because it arrived.

Asleep, set in Nineteen Twenties and '30s big apple, follows a bunch of neurologists via hospitals and asylums as they struggle to unravel this epidemic and deal with its victims-who realized the worst destiny used to be no longer demise of it, yet surviving it.

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