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Cuban Blindness

Cuban Blindness
Author : Gustavo C. Román
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Date : 2015-11-30
Category : Medical
Total pages :222
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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

Cuban Ballet

Cuban Ballet
Author : Octavio Roca
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release Date : 2010
Category : Art
Total pages :129
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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 ballet: Lorena Feijoo, Lorna Feijoo, Joan Boada, Taras Domitro, Jose Manuel Carreno, and Carlos Acosta to name but a few.

Cuban and Haitian Applicants for SSI Disability Payments

Cuban and Haitian Applicants for SSI Disability Payments
Author : Margaret G. Merritt
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1982
Category : Cubans
Total pages :7
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The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants

The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants
Author : Alpheus Spring Packard,Frederic Ward Putnam
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1872
Category : Cave animals
Total pages :62
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Cuban Health Care

Cuban Health Care
Author : Don Fitz
Publisher : Monthly Review Press
Release Date : 2020-06-22
Category : Medical
Total pages :296
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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 his decades of on-the-ground experience in Cuba to bring us the story of how Cuba’s health care system evolved and how Cuba is tackling the daunting challenges to its revolution in this century. Fitz weaves together complex themes in Cuban history, moving the reader from one fascinating story to another. He describes how Cuba was able to create a unified system of clinics, and evolved the family doctor-nurse teams that became a model for poor countries throughout the world. How, in the 1980s and ‘90s, Cuba survived the encroachment of AIDS and increasing suffering that came with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and then went on to establish the Latin American School of Medicine, which still brings thousands of international students to the island. Deeply researched, recounted with compassion, Cuban Health Care tells a story you won’t find anywhere else, of how, in terms of caring for everyday people, Cuba’s revolution continues.

The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1872
Category : Biology
Total pages :129
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Cuban Transitions at the Millennium

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium
Author : Eloise Linger,John Walton Cotman
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2000
Category : Social Science
Total pages :387
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Cuba and Its Music

Cuba and Its Music
Author : Ned Sublette
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
Release Date : 2004
Category : History
Total pages :672
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Explores the history of Cuban music from its Spanish and African roots through colonial times and up to the eve of the revolutionary period.

The American Cyclopædia

The American Cyclopædia
Author : George Ripley,Charles Anderson Dana
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1878
Category : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Total pages :129
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A General and Analytical Index to the American Cyclopaedia

A General and Analytical Index to the American Cyclopaedia
Author : Thomas Jefferson Conant,Blandina Conant
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1881
Category : American cyclopaedia
Total pages :810
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Cuban Studies 16

Cuban Studies 16
Author : Carmelo Mesa-Lago
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release Date : 1986-12-01
Category : History
Total pages :312
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Cuban Studies has been published annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press since 1985. Founded in 1970, it is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in both English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.

Competing Voices from Revolutionary Cuba

Competing Voices from Revolutionary Cuba
Author : John M. Kirk,Peter McKenna
Publisher : Greenwood
Release Date : 2009
Category : History
Total pages :259
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This book brings together a number of opposing perspectives on the Cuban Revolution and its aftermath. Covering the period from 1959 to the present day, it uses an array of official documents, speeches, articles, poetry, songs, personal recollections and more - to offer contrasting voices supportive of the revolution against those opposed.

Generational Traumas in Contemporary Cuban-American Literature

Generational Traumas in Contemporary Cuban-American Literature
Author : Rafael Miguel Montes
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2006
Category : Literary Criticism
Total pages :168
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Through a critical examination of a number of artistic, musical, and literary productions created by the children of Cuban exiles, this book defines frameworks with which to discuss second-generation Cuban-American texts. The work analyzes the social and political implications of works produced by several artists all engaged in defining a cultural identity in exile.

His Cuban Sweetheart

His Cuban Sweetheart
Author : Richard Savage,Esther Lisbeth Burns Gunter
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1895
Category : American fiction
Total pages :255
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Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening

Eavesdropping: A Memoir of Blindness and Listening
Author : Stephen Kuusisto
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date : 2006-09-17
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Total pages :208
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A memoir of blindness and listening rendered with a poet's delight by the author of the acclaimed Planet of the Blind. Blind people are not casual listeners. Blind since birth, Stephen Kuusisto recounts with a poet's sense of detail the surprise that comes when we are actively listening to our surroundings. There is an art to eavesdropping. Like Annie Dillard's An American Childhood or Dorothy Allison's One or Two Things I Know for Sure, Kuusisto's memoir highlights periods of childhood when a writer first becomes aware of his curiosity and imagination. As a boy he listened to Caruso records in his grandmother's attic and spent hours in the New Hampshire woods learning the calls of birds. As a grown man the writer visits cities around the world in order to discover the art of sightseeing by ear. Whether the reader is interested in disability, American poetry, music, travel, or the art of eavesdropping, he or she will find much to hear and even "see" in this unique celebration of a hearing life.