The Fatal Sleep

By Peter Kennedy

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Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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Peter Kennedy is a world authority on infectious diseases of the nervous system. He trained as a medical doctor, and then a neurologist, in various institutions in London, and holds MD, PhD and DSc degrees and two masters degrees in Philosophy (M.Phil, M.Litt). One of the youngest doctors ever appointed to lead a neurology department in the UK, he has held the Burton Chair of Neurology at Glasgow University since 1987. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is the co-editor of two textbooks on neurological infections and has published more than 150 scientific papers in learned journals. He became enamoured with Africa as a medical student on elective in Zambia in the 1970s, and has visited 17 times since. Now part of a major international effort to increase awareness of and funding for research into sleeping sickness, he is one of only a handful of medical doctors currently specialising in the disease and is dedicated to finding a cure.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 15 Mar 2019
ISBN 9781910745342
Number of Pages 192

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