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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 30 November 2015
  • ISBN : 9780128041192
  • Page : 222 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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On May 4, 1993, Cuba asked the international health community and the World Health Organization (WHO) to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic of blindness that was spreading uncontrollably. Contradictory hypotheses confronted the team of scientists on this mission. Is the epidemic the result of a plot to topple Castro, as the Cubans believe? Or exposure to radioactivity or an unidentified nerve toxin accidentally released by the Russian Army withdrawing from Cuba? Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is a firsthand account of the epidemic of blindness and the hardships of life in Cuba at the time of the "special period" that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the tightening of the US embargo. Dr. Román—who was at the time Chief of Neuroepidemiology at the US National Institutes of Health—was a participant in this scientific mission and describes the neurological symptoms experienced by the victims of this epidemic disease, and narrates the epidemiologists’ detective work struggling to solve the mystery. This book combines neuroscience and scientific discovery with political intrigue, finally bringing the reader to the unexpected solution provided by a WWII survivor of Changi POW Camp in Singapore. Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is a description of the neuroepidemiological study undertaken to identify the cause of the epidemic neurological disease that affected Cuba in 1993-1994. Summarizes clinical manifestations in prototypical case reports Analyzes possible neurological and neuroepidemiological causes from possible viruses to toxins Discusses the health ramifications of political decisions surrounding the Cuban Embargo Describes the implementation of treatment and preventive measures

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Cuban Blindness

Cuban Blindness
  • Author : Gustavo C. Román
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • ISBN : 9780128041192
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On May 4, 1993, Cuba asked the international health community and the World Health Organization (WHO) to find the cause of a mysterious epidemic of blindness that was spreading uncontrollably. Contradictory hypotheses confronted the team of scientists on this mission. Is the epidemic the result of a plot to topple Castro, as the Cubans believe? Or exposure to radioactivity or an unidentified nerve toxin accidentally released by the Russian Army withdrawing from Cuba? Cuban Blindness: Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy is

Cuban Ballet

Cuban Ballet
  • Author : Octavio Roca
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781423615408
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Just as Russian dancers defected from the former Soviet Union in the 1970s, Cuban dancers are now fleeing Castro's regime in droves. Their unique style of ballet is galvanizing the world of dance. This beautifully illustrated book explores the history of Cuban ballet by focusing on the life and career of the indomitable Alicia Alonso. The author also spotlights many of the young dancers who are now part of the growing Cuban Diaspora and who are changing the face of

Blind over Cuba

Blind over Cuba
  • Author : David M. Barrett,Max Holland
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781603447683
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In the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, questions persisted about how the potential cataclysm had been allowed to develop. A subsequent congressional investigation focused on what came to be known as the “photo gap”: five weeks during which intelligence-gathering flights over Cuba had been attenuated. In Blind over Cuba, David M. Barrett and Max Holland challenge the popular perception of the Kennedy administration’s handling of the Soviet Union’s surreptitious deployment of missiles in the Western Hemisphere. Rather

Undaunted by Blindness, 2nd Edition

Undaunted by Blindness, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Clifford E. Olstrom
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10
  • ISBN : 9780982272190
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The purpose of this book is to provide concise biographical information about 400 notable blind persons. The people in this volume are but a small sample of many thousands of notable blind persons in history. Most of the information about their lives comes from secondary sources. Where feasible, some of the subject's own words were used.

The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants

The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants
  • Author : Alpheus Spring Packard,Frederic Ward Putnam
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN4SY8
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The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants, Or Description of the Fishes, Insects, and Crustaceans Found in the Cave

The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants, Or Description of the Fishes, Insects, and Crustaceans Found in the Cave
  • Author : Alpheus Spring Packard,Frederic Ward Putnum
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1879
  • ISBN : OXFORD:600045993
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The biology of hypogean fishes

The biology of hypogean fishes
  • Author : Aldemaro Romero
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9789401597951
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Hypogean (cave, artesian) fishes have fascinated researchers even before they were described in the scientific literature in 1842. Since then, a number of scientists have used them to justify their own evolutionary ideas, from neo-Lamarckism to neo-Darwinism, from neutral evolution to selectionist approaches. Research in recent years has shown that these fishes are much more complex in their adaptations to the subterranean environment than previously believed: there are those with features expected from living in total darkness (complete blindness and depigmentation)

Paths for Cuba

Paths for Cuba
  • Author : Scott Morgenstern,Jorge Perez-Lopez,Jerome Branche
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • ISBN : 9780822986416
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The Cuban model of communism has been an inspiration—from both a positive and negative perspective—for social movements, political leaders, and cultural expressionists around the world. With changes in leadership, the pace of change has accelerated following decades of economic struggles. The death of Fidel Castro and the reduced role of Raúl Castro seem likely to create further changes, though what these changes look like is still unknown. For now, Cuba is opening in important ways. Cubans can

Cuban Health Care

Cuban Health Care
  • Author : Don Fitz
  • Publisher : Monthly Review Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-22
  • ISBN : 9781583678602
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Quiet as it’s kept inside the United States, the Cuban revolution has achieved some phenomenal goals, reclaiming Cuba’s agriculture, advancing its literacy rate to nearly 100 percent – and remaking its medical system. Cuba has transformed its health care to the extent that this “third-world” country has been able to maintain a first-world medical system, whose health indicators surpass those of the United States at a fraction of the cost. Don Fitz combines his deep knowledge of Cuban history with

The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1872
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB11033199
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Cuban Anarchism

Cuban Anarchism
  • Author : Frank Fernández
  • Publisher : See Sharp Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781937276638
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This inspiring history of the Cuban anarchist movement is also a history of the Cuban labor movement. It covers both from their origins in the mid-19th century to the present, and ends with an enlightening analysis of the failure of the Castro dictatorship.

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium
  • Author : Eloise Linger,John Walton Cotman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105110332645
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The Rough Guide to Cuban Music

The Rough Guide to Cuban Music
  • Author : Philip Sweeney
  • Publisher : Rough Guides
  • Release Date : 2001
  • ISBN : 1858287618
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Cuba is home to some of the world's most vibrant popular music in the world, from son and rumba to salsa and chachacha. The Rough Guide to Cuban Music introduces the full range of Cuba's varied musical traditions and tells the story of their greatest performers, legends like Beny More, Celina Gonzalea alongside more recent stars such as Carlos Varela. Includes features on the origins and development of the various musical genres, a biographical directory of over 100 key artists, with

Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality

Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality
  • Author : Bonnie A. Lucero
  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-01
  • ISBN : 9780826360106
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One of the most paradoxical aspects of Cuban history is the coexistence of national myths of racial harmony with lived experiences of racial inequality. Here a historian addresses this issue by examining the ways soldiers and politicians coded their discussions of race in ideas of masculinity during Cuba’s transition from colony to republic. Cuban insurgents, the author shows, rarely mentioned race outright. Instead, they often expressed their attitudes toward racial hierarchy through distinctly gendered language—revolutionary masculinity. By examining

Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959

Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959
  • Author : Samuel Farber
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781608461394
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Farber provides a critical analysis of the revolution's impact and legacy on Cuba.