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The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date September 11, 2007
Pages 299
Binding Paperback
Edition 1 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812972528
ISBN-10 081297252X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Summary
Provides an in-depth study of the science and scientists behind the research into prions, enigmatic brain proteins, and their influence on human life, examining the case of an Italian family victimized for two centuries by a fatal familial insomnia, as well as the link between prions and kuru, Mad Cow disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and other brain maladies. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Hardcover
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from Random House Inc (September 5, 2006)
9781400062454 | details & prices | 299 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Explores prions, enigmatic brain proteins, and their influence on human life, examining the case of an Italian family victimized for two centuries by a fatal familial insomnia, and the links between prions and various brain maladies.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780812972528
 
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1 reprint edition from Random House Inc (September 11, 2007)
9780812972528 | details & prices | 299 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Explores prions, enigmatic brain proteins, and their influence on human life, examining the case of an Italian family victimized for two centuries by a fatal familial insomnia, and the links between prions and various brain maladies.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400102891 Book cover for 9781400152896
 
With Grover Gardner (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 31, 2006)
9781400102891 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Explores prions, enigmatic brain proteins, and their influence on human life, examining the case of an Italian family victimized for two centuries by a fatal familial insomnia, and the links between prions and various brain maladies.
With Grover Gardner (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 2, 2006)
9781400152896 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.99
About: Explores prions, enigmatic brain proteins, and their influence on human life, examining the case of an Italian family victimized for two centuries by a fatal familial insomnia, and the links between prions and various brain maladies.

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