Book Reviews of The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (Medical Mysteries)

The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (Medical Mysteries)
The Family That Couldn't Sleep A Medical Mystery - Medical Mysteries
Author: D.T. Max
ISBN-13: 9781400062454
ISBN-10: 1400062454
Publication Date: 9/5/2006
Pages: 336
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (Medical Mysteries) on + 902 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was a very interesting book detailing the developments of prion theory in relation to mysterious diseases like scrapie, mad cow, and fatal familial insomnia.

I thought that Max did a very good job weaving in and out of history to show the progression of the disease, the people and animals affected by it, and the scientists and researchers dedicated to solving its mysteries.

This book was well-researched and organized. However, for anyone who is squeemish about meat eating or meat consumption, I would probably offer a caution as the details of prion transmission are unappetizing to say the least.

In all I found this book to be well worth my time. It was factual without being boring, moved along at a steady pace, and managed to cover a very large scope of science and history in a very concise and straightforward way.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a book that not only opens your eyes to the way that the government keeps lids on certain matters, but strangly enough makes me not want to eat meat from now on.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a very interesting book detailing the developments of prion theory in relation to mysterious diseases like scrapie, mad cow, and fatal familial insomnia.

I thought that Max did a very good job weaving in and out of history to show the progression of the disease, the people and animals affected by it, and the scientists and researchers dedicated to solving its mysteries.

This book was well-researched and organized. However, for anyone who is squeemish about meat eating or meat consumption, I would probably offer a caution as the details of prion transmission are unappetizing to say the least.

In all I found this book to be well worth my time. It was factual without being boring, moved along at a steady pace, and managed to cover a very large scope of science and history in a very concise and straightforward way.
reviewed The Family That Couldn't Sleep: A Medical Mystery (Medical Mysteries) on + 902 more book reviews
This was a very interesting book detailing the developments of prion theory in relation to mysterious diseases like scrapie, mad cow, and fatal familial insomnia.

I thought that Max did a very good job weaving in and out of history to show the progression of the disease, the people and animals affected by it, and the scientists and researchers dedicated to solving its mysteries.

This book was well-researched and organized. However, for anyone who is squeemish about meat eating or meat consumption, I would probably offer a caution as the details of prion transmission are unappetizing to say the least.

In all I found this book to be well worth my time. It was factual without being boring, moved along at a steady pace, and managed to cover a very large scope of science and history in a very concise and straightforward way.
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wow- this was a great book. lots of medical mystery- lots of research!