Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries
May 12, 2014•20 min
Hosted by: John J. Russell
Author and journalist Molly Caldwell Crosby joins host Dr. John Russell to discuss her second book, Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries. Asleep is another fascnating look into medical history. In the 1920s and '30s, a team of neurologists investigated a rare but disturbing group of patients spread across various hospitals and insane asylums to try to solve the worldwide epidemic of encephalitis lethargica, or sleeping sickness.
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