Sleep Medicine

A Comprehensive Guide to Its Development, Clinical Milestones, and Advances in Treatment

Editors: Chokroverty, Sudhansu, Billiard, Michel (Eds.)

  • A complete account of the evolution of sleep medicine and the progression of advances in treatment
  • Explores historic examples of sleep medicine and explains the connection to modern therapies
  • Authored by an international group of experts
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About this book

This comprehensive volume provides a balanced and easily readable account of the rise of modern sleep medicine, its history and developmental milestones. Authored by an international group of experts, the remarkable progress and fascinating evolution from rudimentary concepts of the ancient prehistoric and early classical periods to our contemporary knowledge are covered in detail. These examples and their relationship to modern therapies offer neurologists, psychiatrists, respiratory specialists, clinicians, researchers and those interested in sleep medicine an important perspective to the origins of current practice.

About the authors

Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD, FRCP

Professor of Neuroscience

Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Clinical Professor of Neurology

 Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ

Director of Sleep Research & Co-Chair Emeritus of Neurology

 JFK New Jersey Neuroscience Institute

Edison, NJ

USA

 

 

Michel Billiard M.D.

Honorary Professor of Neurology

School of Medicine

University Montpellier I

Honorary Chair

Department of Neurology

Gui de Chauliac Hospital

Montpellier, France

Reviews

“The book is relevant to medical practitioners as well as clinical and health psychologists … . The chapter authors hail from institutions all around the world, giving the book a balanced international outlook. … suitable for those who want to acquire a considerable breadth of knowledge on the subject of sleep medicine. For those who require more depth into the subjects reviewed, each chapter ends with a long list of references, which may direct the reader towards further reading.” (Maria Karekla and Despina Hadjikyriakou, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (30), July, 2016)

“This book focuses on sleep medicine throughout history, major developments in the field over time, and current treatments for sleep disorders. … This will be of interest not only to individuals working in the field, but a wide range of physicians, clinicians, and researchers interested in sleep medicine.” (Michael Easton, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2016)

“The enterprising editors have … collectively provide a unique combination of historical, clinical and research aspects of the rapidly expanding field of sleep disorders. … The book will be instructive and appealing to many professional groups including those not usually in the habit of reading about sleep, as well as many general readers. It can be recommended for both individual purchase and for inclusion in departmental libraries across a wide range of specialties and disciplines.” (Gregory Stores, British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol. 76 (11), November, 2015)


Table of contents (64 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chokroverty, Sudhansu (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Sleep in Ancient Egypt

    Asaad, Tarek

    Pages 13-19

  • Sleep Medicine in the Arab Islamic Civilization

    Loza, Shahira

    Pages 21-24

  • Sleep Medicine in Ancient and Traditional India

    Kumar, V. Mohan

    Pages 25-28

  • Sleep Medicine in Ancient and Traditional China

    Yanjiao, Liu (et al.)

    Pages 29-33

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2089-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2088-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sleep Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Comprehensive Guide to Its Development, Clinical Milestones, and Advances in Treatment
Editors
  • Sudhansu Chokroverty
  • Michel Billiard
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2089-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2089-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2088-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 584
Number of Illustrations and Tables
51 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
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