Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria (Paperback)

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1. Chasing Ghosts in Cuba

2. The Crisis Deepens

3. From Combat Syndromes to Havana Mystery Illness

4. Social Contagion Through the Ages: From St. Vitus Dance to Mystery Odors

5. Musical Illness and Telephone Sickness: An Early History of Sound and Suggestion

6. Modern-Day Acoustical Scares: From 'The Hum' to 'Wind Turbine Syndrome'

7. Phantom Assailants: Of Mad Gassers and Phantom Slashers

8. A Short History of Spider, Insect and Worm Scares

9. State Terrorism Masquerading as Psychogenic Illness

10. 'Havana Syndrome' Solved: Separating Science From Science Fiction

About the Author


Robert W. Baloh, MD is a distinguished professor of Neurology and Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. Author of 11 books and over 300 articles in peer-reviewed science journals, he is a pioneer in the study of the vestibular system: the part of the inner ear which helps people to maintain their sense of balance and spatial awareness. He has developed tests of vestibular function that are used by inner ear specialists around the world. Robert E. Bartholomew, PhD is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. He completed a doctorate in Medical Sociology from James Cook University in Australia and his Master's in Sociology from the State University of New York at Albany. He has published in over 60 peer-reviewed journals, has been featured in a National Geographic series on modern myths and has appeared on The History and Discovery Channels. A Fellow with the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, New York, he teaches History at Botany College in Auckland.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783030407452
ISBN-10: 3030407454
Publisher: Copernicus Books
Publication Date: March 20th, 2020
Pages: 194
Language: English