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The Sleeping Beauties – And Other Stories of Mystery Illness

Dr Suzanne O’Sullivan In Conversation With David Malone

60 mins watch time

Posted May 2021


Inspired by a poignant encounter with the sleeping refugee children of Sweden, Wellcome Prize winning neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan traveled the world to visit other communities who have also been subject to outbreaks of so-called ‘mystery’ illnesses, attempting to unravel their complex meaning, while asking the question: who gets to define what is and what isn’t an illness?