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The fatal sleep : Africa's killer disease that went undiscovered for centuries

Author: Peter Kennedy
Publisher: Edinburgh : Luath, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The bite of the tsetse fly - a burning sting into the skin - causes a descent into violent fever and aching pains. Severe bouts of insomnia are followed by mental deterioration, disruption of the nervous system, coma and ultimately death. This sleeping sickness is one of Africa's major killers.
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Named Person: Peter G E Kennedy; Peter Kennedy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kennedy
ISBN: 9781905222674 190522267X
OCLC Number: 180982596
Description: 264 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits
Responsibility: Peter Kennedy.

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This is a remarkable book. It is filled in equal measure with passion for science and compassion for the people afflicted with this cruel disease. - SIR ROGER BANNISTER Peter Kennedy's book provides Read more...

 
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