Havana Syndrome

Havana Syndrome
Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria

by Robert W. Baloh,Robert E. Bartholomew

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-03-19
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 3030407462
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is one of the most extraordinary cases in the history of science: the mating calls of insects were mistaken for a “sonic weapon” that led to a major diplomatic row. Since August 2017, the world media has been absorbed in the “attack” on diplomats from the American and Canadian Embassies in Cuba. While physicians treating victims have described it as a novel and perplexing condition that involves an array of complaints including brain damage, the authors present compelling evidence that mass psychogenic illness was the cause of “Havana Syndrome.” This mysterious condition that has baffled experts is explored across 11-chapters which offer insights by a prominent neurologist and an expert on psychogenic illness. A lively and enthralling read, the authors explore the history of similar scares from the 18th century belief that sounds from certain musical instruments were harmful to human health, to 19th century cases of “telephone shock,” and more contemporary panics involving people living near wind turbines that have been tied to a variety of health complaints. The authors provide dozens of examples of kindred episodes of mass hysteria throughout history, in addition to psychosomatic conditions and even the role of insects in triggering outbreaks. Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria is a scientific detective story and a case study in the social construction of mass psychogenic illness.

Havana Syndrome

Havana Syndrome
The Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery Illness and Modern-Day Hysteria

by Robert E. Bartholomew,Robert W. Baloh

  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release : 2020-02-04
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781633886100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two medical experts offer a convincing explanation of the mysterious illness afflicting US embassy personnel in Cuba and similar outbreaks throughout history. This is the story of how much of the world came to believe in something that never happened. In August 2017, the American State Department announced that their embassy staff in Havana, Cuba, had been attacked by a sonic weapon that left diplomats with brain damage and other health problems. Though these embassy officials and their families experienced real symptoms of illness, in fact there was no attack, nor any mysterious "sonic weapon." Incredibly, the strange sound reported by embassy personnel was probably the buzzing of cicadas nearby. In this in-depth investigation, a medical sociologist and a neurologist provide convincing scientific evidence that this incident is just the most recent example of mass psychogenic illness, formerly called mass hysteria. The authors explain that psychogenic illness is best thought of as a collective stress response, the opposite of the placebo effect. Just as a belief that one will recover from an illness can aid the process of recovery, a negative belief about an alleged hazard can induce illness. The condition is real and should never be dismissed as "all in their heads." The authors go on to show how "Havana Syndrome" fits into a pattern of similar illnesses that have occurred in many places throughout history. There are precedents for acoustical scares, such as "telephone sickness" and "wind turbine syndrome." There are also documented cases of psychogenic reactions to insects. And social contagion is as old as the "dancing manias" of the Middle Ages. This is a fascinating study of social psychology, demonstrating the subtle and intricate connection between mind and body.

U.S.-Cuba: Secrets of the 'Havana Syndrome'

U.S.-Cuba: Secrets of the 'Havana Syndrome'
Declassified State Department Review Faults "lack of Senior Leadership," "systemic Disorganization" in Response to Unsolved Health Episodes

by Peter Kornbluh

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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CDC Report on the 'Havana Syndrome'

CDC Report on the 'Havana Syndrome'
Medical Mystery Remains Unresolved

by Peter Kornbluh

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stereophonica

Stereophonica
Sound and Space in Science, Technology, and the Arts

by Gascia Ouzounian

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021-02-16
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0262044781
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Stereophonica examines innovations in the realm of sound and space after 1850, tracing key discoveries across science, technology and the arts"--

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

by United States. Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Havana

Havana
Districts of Light

by Xavier Galmiche,Juan Luis Morales Menocal

  • Publisher : Vilo International
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 197
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since i freed itself in 1898 from the Spanish domination, Havana never ceased to expand throughout the continuous creation of districts away from the old city: El Cerrom El Vedado, Miramar, Marianao, La Vibora, Cubanacan, and last but not least, on the other side of the stunning bay, La Havana del Este.

Tobacco Abstracts

Tobacco Abstracts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ISLA

ISLA
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 329
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Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.

Havana to Kabul

Havana to Kabul
A Sri Lankan Non-aligned View

by S. P. Amarasingam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DSH Abstracts

DSH Abstracts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Press Summary - Illinois Information Service

Press Summary - Illinois Information Service
A Book

by Illinois. Information Service

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 329
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Parkinson's Disease & Related Disorders: International Directory of Scientists, 1970

Parkinson's Disease & Related Disorders: International Directory of Scientists, 1970
A Book

by Parkinson Information Center (New York, N.Y.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Directory of persons engaged in research on Parkinson's disease and related neurological movement disorders. Primary source of names included was Parkinson's disease and related disorders, although other sources were also used. Arranged into 3 parts: geography, personal name, and institution. Each entry in main part (geography) includes name, entry number, specialty, institutional department and address, and subject interests.

Cuba Update

Cuba Update
A Publication of the Center for Cuban Studies

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Clinical Laboratory Methods and Diagnosis

Clinical Laboratory Methods and Diagnosis
A Textbook on Laboratory Procedures with Their Interpretation

by Rutherford Birchard Hayes Gradwohl

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1943
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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JAMA

JAMA
The Journal of the American Medical Association

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1913
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Catalog

Catalog
A Book

by National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1951
  • Pages : 329
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  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vols. for 1951-53 include "Authors" and "Subjects."

Archives of Dermatology

Archives of Dermatology
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1922
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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AIDS Therapy

AIDS Therapy
A Book

by Raphael Dolin,Henry Masur,Michael S. Saag

  • Publisher : Churchill Livingstone
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 1517
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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AIDS treatments continues to evolve. Now, so does the definitive reference on this complex and challenging subject! "AIDS Therapy, 3rd Edition" not only brings you comprehensive guidance on the latest treatments for HIV/AIDS and the full range of related disorders and syndromes, but also comes with access to updates online-so you can always tap into the most current therapy guidelines. Written by a "who's who" of leading global experts, the new edition of this classic reference is a must for any clinician who manages patients with HIV/AIDS. The most comprehensive coverage available on AIDS treatment equips you to meet any clinical challenge. Contributions from a large cast of noted international authorities put global "best practices" at your fingertips. Advice from some of the most respected experts in the field helps you manage your patients confidently. Available with a companion website allowing you to access the latest treatment guidelines year after year. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

The Pantagruel Syndrome

The Pantagruel Syndrome
T1 Torino Triennale Tremusei, 2005

by Francesco Bonami,Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A catalogue of the first edition of the triennial exhibition of contemporary art in Turin, organised in collaboration with the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation.