Dissecting Medical History

Sleeping Sickness Pandemic

November 03, 2020 The Professional Gypsy Season 1 Episode 7
Dissecting Medical History
Sleeping Sickness Pandemic
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Dissecting Medical History
Sleeping Sickness Pandemic
Nov 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 7
The Professional Gypsy

Did you know that around the time of the Spanish Flu, another pandemic was sweeping across the world?  This mysterious malady may have been gone within a decade, but for those that survived it, it would be literally on their minds long after the acute stage was over for the rest of their lives.

This episode goes into the history of Encephalitis Lethargica, aka, Sleeping Sickness from the time it started in 1916 and discusses the acute and chronic stages of the disease.   Also, discussed is the treatment given to patients after having lived with the debilitating disorder for decades.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)

Show Notes

Did you know that around the time of the Spanish Flu, another pandemic was sweeping across the world?  This mysterious malady may have been gone within a decade, but for those that survived it, it would be literally on their minds long after the acute stage was over for the rest of their lives.

This episode goes into the history of Encephalitis Lethargica, aka, Sleeping Sickness from the time it started in 1916 and discusses the acute and chronic stages of the disease.   Also, discussed is the treatment given to patients after having lived with the debilitating disorder for decades.

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/Dissecting)