Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic That Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries. Molly Caldwell Crosby.

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

New York: Berkley Books, 2010.

Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Stated First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". x, 291pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. White paper over boards with spine lettered in silver. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound.

ABOUT THIS BOOK:
In 1918, a world war raged, and a lethal strain of influenza circled the globe. In the midst of all this death, a bizarre disease appeared in Europe. Eventually known as encephalitis lethargica, or sleeping sickness, it spread worldwide, leaving millions dead or locked in institutions. Then, in 1927, it disappeared as suddenly as it arrived.

Asleep, set in 1920s and '30s New York, follows a group of neurologists through hospitals and asylums as they try to solve this epidemic and treat its victims-who learned the worst fate was not dying of it, but surviving it.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #7110
ISBN: 9780425225707

Price: $15.00