Forensic Aspects of Sleep

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Colin M. Shapiro, Alexander McCall Smith
John Wiley & Sons, May 5, 1997 - Medical - 208 pages
Edited by a renowned psychiatrist and sleep expert together with a specialist in medical law, this book describes normal and abnormal patterns of sleep, its importance for effective human functioning, dissociative states, alertness and drug-related sleepiness.

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Alexander McCall Smith was born on August 24, 1948 in Zimbabwe. He was a professor of medical law at the University of Edinburgh, but he left in 2005 to focus on his writing. He has written over 60 books, including specialist academic titles including Forensic Aspects of Sleep and The Criminal Law of Botswana, short story collections including Portuguese Irregular Verbs, and children's books including The Perfect Hamburger. He is best known for the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. He also writes the Corduroy Mansions, Isabel Dalhousie and 44 Scotland Street series. He has received numerous awards, including The Crime Writers' Association Dagger in the Library Award and the 2004 United Kingdom's Author of the Year Award. His book, The Full Cupboard of Life, received the Saga Award for Wit in the United Kingdom. In 2007, he received a CBE for his services in literature.

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