Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of by Molly Caldwell Crosby

By Molly Caldwell Crosby

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

In 1918, an international battle raged, and a deadly pressure of influenza rotated the globe. in the course of all this dying, a strange ailment seemed in Europe. finally referred to as encephalitis lethargica, or snoozing affliction, it unfold world wide, leaving thousands lifeless or locked in associations. Then, in 1927, it disappeared as all of sudden because it arrived.

Asleep, set in Nineteen Twenties and '30s manhattan, follows a gaggle of neurologists via hospitals and asylums as they fight to resolve this epidemic and deal with its victims-who realized the worst destiny was once now not loss of life of it, yet surviving it.

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