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Sleep Disorders
".....In summary, I congratulate the authors on preparing a comprehensive, yet very readable volume, that effectively covers the diverse topic of clinical sleep medicine. I feel that it will be useful for all who provide general medical care, including family physicians, general internists, and pediatricians. I also believe that this book will be of interest to specialists who more frequently deal with sleep disorders, including pulmonologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists. I would love to provide this for trainees in our family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric residency programs."

Robert D Ballard MD
Sleep Vol. 26, 2003; 26: 765
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The Enchanted World of Sleep
"Peretz Lavie weaves a magical spell about sleep science through an often personal, yet scientifically accurate vision in this very readable small book. Originally written in Hebrew and received with popular acclaim in Israel, the English translation retains its charm for the lay reader and interested scientist alike. Two principal features contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The first is Lavie's penchant for providing historical context and human-interest insights about the investigators who have been instrumental in uncloaking sleep's mysteries. The second feature is afforded by the broad landscape of Lavie's own research experience, which allows him to explain difficult concepts with data conjured up in his own laboratory..."

Mary A. Carskadon PhD
Reprinted from NATURE 384:37, 1997
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Restless Nights
“Restless Nights” outlines the long and difficult journey of the acceptance of sleep medicine, and provides recommendations for continued activism by the field. Lavie suggests continuing efforts to change medical school curriculum policies, reminding us that currently, due to political, budgetary, positions, research interests, and teaching hours, there is disincentive for any department to relinquish teaching hours for the benefit of a new subject of study. Lavie’s belief “that sleep medicine cannot merely diagnose the disorder, but must also complement the diagnosis with treatment” should be taken to heart. Although ostensibly aimed at the lay population, I cannot imagine that even experienced sleep medicine clinicians and sleep researchers will not benefit immensely by reading this delightful and fact-filled book written by one who has unparalleled historical and future perspectives on sleep-disordered breathing in specific, and the field of Sleep Medicine in general."

Mark W. Mahowald, MD
SLEEP, 2003; 26, 766
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