Coverart for item
The Resource The sleep of others and the transformations of sleep research, Kenton Kroker

The sleep of others and the transformations of sleep research, Kenton Kroker

Label
The sleep of others and the transformations of sleep research
Title
The sleep of others and the transformations of sleep research
Statement of responsibility
Kenton Kroker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We tend to think of sleep as a private concern, a night-time retreat from the physical world into the realm of the subconscious. Yet sleep also has a public side; it has been the focal point of religious ritual, philosophic speculation, political debate, psychological research, and more recently, neuroscientific investigation and medical practice." "In this history of sleep research, Kenton Kroker draws on a wide range of material to present the story of how an investigative field - at one time dominated by the study of dreams - slowly morphed into a laboratory-based discipline. The result of this transformation, Kroker argues, has changed the very meaning of sleep from its earlier conception to an issue for public health and biomedical intervention."
  • "Examining a vast historical period of 2500 years, Kroker separates the problems associated with the history of dreaming from those associated with sleep itself and charts sleep-related diseases such as narcolepsy, insomnia, and sleep apnea. He describes the discovery of rapid eye movement - REM - during the 1950s, and shows how this discovery initiated the creation of 'dream laboratories' that later emerged as centres for sleep research during the 1960s and 1970s. Kroker's work is unique in subject and scope and will be enormously useful for both sleep researchers, medical historians, and anybody who's ever lost a night's sleep."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OTZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kroker, Kenton
Dewey number
612.8/21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
QP425
LC item number
.K76 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 K-118
  • WL 108
NLM item number
K93s 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sleep
  • Sleep disorders
  • Research
  • Sleep
  • Sleep Wake Disorders
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sleep
Label
The sleep of others and the transformations of sleep research, Kenton Kroker
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-524) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The persistence of privacy -- Analogize and experiment -- The ends of darkness -- Inhibition and disease -- Performing sleep -- Sleep finds a groove -- Begin the begin -- Insomnia returns -- Breathe -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
904376787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 533 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442627789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt123drjj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904376787
Label
The sleep of others and the transformations of sleep research, Kenton Kroker
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-524) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The persistence of privacy -- Analogize and experiment -- The ends of darkness -- Inhibition and disease -- Performing sleep -- Sleep finds a groove -- Begin the begin -- Insomnia returns -- Breathe -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
904376787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 533 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442627789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt123drjj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904376787

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...