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Cuban Blindness

Cuban Blindness
Diary of a Mysterious Epidemic Neuropathy

by Gustavo C. Román

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2015-11-30
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 0128041196
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Health Care

Cuban Health Care
The Ongoing Revolution

by Don Fitz

  • Publisher : Monthly Review Press
  • Release : 2020-06-22
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1583678603
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium

Cuban Transitions at the Millennium
A Book

by Eloise Linger,John Walton Cotman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Generational Traumas in Contemporary Cuban-American Literature

Generational Traumas in Contemporary Cuban-American Literature
Making Places

by Rafael Miguel Montes

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The American Naturalist

The American Naturalist
A Bi-monthly Journal Devoted to the Advancement and Correlation of the Biological Sciences

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1872
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness

Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Joint Resolution Inviting the Republic of Cuba to Become a State of the American Union

Joint Resolution Inviting the Republic of Cuba to Become a State of the American Union
Remarks of Hon. Francis G. Newlands of Nevada in the Senate of the United States, November 23 and 25, 1903

by Francis Griffith Newlands

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Context for a Cuban Transition

Context for a Cuban Transition
An Argument in Favor of Democracy and a Market Economy

by Ernesto F. Betancourt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is an insightful look into Cuba's current economic situation and an argument in favor of democracy and a free market economy.

The Cuba Review

The Cuba Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1929
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cuban Refugee Programs

Cuban Refugee Programs
A Book

by Carlos E. Cortés

  • Publisher : Ayer Company Pub
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cuba from Revolution to Development

Cuba from Revolution to Development
A Book

by Ken Cole

  • Publisher : Burns & Oates
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This work addresses the whole spectrum of analyses of the Cuban experience and covers the entire period from the Revolutionary victory of 1959 to the present day. It attempts to anticipate future development of Cuban society.

A Letter from Cuba's Student Freedom Fighters to Fidel Castro's American Student Guests

A Letter from Cuba's Student Freedom Fighters to Fidel Castro's American Student Guests
A Book

by Free Students of Cuba

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants

The Mammoth Cave and Its Inhabitants
Or Descriptions of the Fishes,insects and Crustaceans Found in the Cave

by Alpheus Spring Packard,Frederic Ward Putnam

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Sight-saving Review

The Sight-saving Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1950
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality

Revolutionary Masculinity and Racial Inequality
Gendering War and Politics in Cuba

by Bonnie A. Lucero

  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release : 2018-12-01
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0826360106
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the most paradoxical aspects of Cuban history is the coexistence of national myths of racial harmony with lived experiences of racial inequality. Here a historian addresses this issue by examining the ways soldiers and politicians coded their discussions of race in ideas of masculinity during Cuba’s transition from colony to republic. Cuban insurgents, the author shows, rarely mentioned race outright. Instead, they often expressed their attitudes toward racial hierarchy through distinctly gendered language—revolutionary masculinity. By examining the relationship between historical experiences of race and discourses of masculinity, Lucero advances understandings about how racial exclusion functioned in a supposedly raceless society. Revolutionary masculinity, she shows, outwardly reinforced the centrality of color blindness to Cuban ideals of manhood at the same time as it perpetuated exclusion of Cubans of African descent from positions of authority.

Competing Voices from Revolutionary Cuba

Competing Voices from Revolutionary Cuba
A Book

by John M. Kirk

  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The New Outlook for the Blind

The New Outlook for the Blind
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1954
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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CubaINFO

CubaINFO
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Newsletter

Newsletter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cuba Wars

The Cuba Wars
Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution

by Daniel P. Erikson

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Press
  • Release : 2008-10-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Draws on extensive interviews with policymakers and opposition leaders to explore the final years of the Castro era, in a report that makes predictions about what is likely to happen in Cuba as well as the ramifications of imminent changes on the island nation's relationship with America. 35,000 first printing.