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A History Behind the Development of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Societies

  • Brendon Richard Peters
  • Christian GuilleminaultEmail author


In considering the founding and development of the major sleep societies, it is useful to recall that the entire process is ultimately about people and the exchange of ideas. This “history” is a personal (CG) one and its narrative is inspired by individuals who shared a passion and interest in advancing sleep medicine.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brendon Richard Peters
    • 1
  • Christian Guilleminault
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Stanford Sleep Medicine CenterStanford School of MedicineRedwood CityUSA
  2. 2.Sleep Medicine DivisionStanford University Outpatient Medical CenterRedwood CityUSA

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