Cuban Blindness

Written By Gustavo C. Román
Cuban Blindness
  • Publsiher : Academic Press
  • Release : 30 November 2015
  • ISBN : 0128041196
  • Pages : 222 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Cuban Blindness written by Gustavo C. Román which was release on 30 November 2015, this book published by Academic Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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

Cuban Blindness

Cuban Blindness
  • Author : Gustavo C. Román
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : 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 ...

Cuban Ballet

Cuban Ballet
  • Author : Octavio Roca
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : 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 ...

Blind over Cuba

Blind over Cuba
  • Author : David M. Barrett,Max Holland
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : 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, ...

Paths for Cuba

Paths for Cuba
  • Author : Scott Morgenstern,Jorge Perez-Lopez,Jerome Branche
  • Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Total pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : 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 ...

Cuban Anarchism

Cuban Anarchism
  • Author : Frank Fernández
  • Publisher : See Sharp Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Total pages : 154
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : 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 Health Care

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  • Author : Don Fitz
  • Publisher : Monthly Review Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-22
  • Total pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : 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 ...

Undaunted by Blindness 2nd Edition

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  • Author : Clifford E. Olstrom
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2012-07-10
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : 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 ...

CultureShock Cuba

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  • Author : Mark Cramer,Marcus Cramer
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-08-15
  • Total pages : 329
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : CultureShock! Cuba offers an insight into a highly contradictory country, where there are more grey areas than black and white. Here is a balanced account of Cuba’s current realities, a useful guide for people who wish to visit or do business in Cuba. Learn from the locals how they ...

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium
  • Author : Eloise Linger,John Walton Cotman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 387
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : Download or read online Cuban Transitions at the Millennium written by Eloise Linger,John Walton Cotman, published by which was released on 2000. Get Cuban Transitions at the Millennium Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Author : Krujit Koonings
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release Date : 1999-08
  • Total pages : 335
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : As cities sprawl across Latin America, absorbing more and more of its people, crime and violence have become inescapable. From the paramilitary invasion of Medell¡n in Colombia, the booming wealth of crack dealers in Managua, Nicaragua and police corruption in Mexico City, to the glimmers of hope in Lima, ...

Leadership in the Cuban Revolution

Leadership in the Cuban Revolution
  • Author : Antoni Kapcia
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2014-09-11
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : Most conventional readings of the Cuban Revolution have seemed mesmerised by the personality and role of Fidel Castro, often missing a deeper political understanding of the Revolution’s underlying structures, bases of popular loyalty and ethos of participation. In this ground-breaking work, Antoni Kapcia focuses instead on a wider cast ...

Mind sets and Missiles

Mind sets and Missiles
  • Author : Kenneth Michael Absher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 110
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : This chronology provides details and analysis of the intelligence failures and successes of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and suggests the applicability of lessons learned to the collection, analysis, and use of intelligence in strategic decisionmaking. The author describes how the crisis unfolded using the author's personal recollection, declassified documents, and ...

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
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : 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 ...

Anti Imperialist Modernism

Anti Imperialist Modernism
  • Author : Benjamin Balthaser
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Total pages : 309
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : A unique excavation of how U.S. cross-border, anti-imperialist movements shaped cultural modernism...

ReMembering Cuba

ReMembering Cuba
  • Author : Andrea O’Reilly Herrera
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2001-06-15
  • Total pages : 325
  • ISBN : 0128041196
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Summary : One hundred testimonies on the Cuban diaspora are gathered together from narratives, interviews, creative writing, letters, journal entries, photographs, and paintings to capture the strong emotions surrounding this ongoing ordeal. Simultaneous....