[PDF / Epub] ☀ Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic By Hillary Johnson – Girlnailart.us

Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome EpidemicA Relentless, Meticulous, And Highly Persuasive Expos By A Journalist Who Spent Nine Years Investigating The Medical Research Establishment S Failure To Take Seriously Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In A Chronology That Runs From 1984 To 1994, Johnson Crams In Fact After Telling Fact, Building Up A Dismaying Picture Of A Rigid And Haughty Biomedical Research Establishment Unwilling Or Unable To Respond To The Challenge Of A Multifaceted Disease For Which A Causative Agent Has Yet To Be Found A Compelling, Well Documented Account Kirkus Reviews

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[PDF / Epub] ☀ Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic By Hillary Johnson – Girlnailart.us
  • Paperback
  • 736 pages
  • Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic
  • Hillary Johnson
  • English
  • 19 December 2017
  • 9780595348749

10 thoughts on “Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic

  1. says:

    The disease described in this book has since been identified as Myalgic encephalomyelitis Chronic fatigue syndrome ME CFS It s a chronic, debilitating multi system illness affecting the neurological, endocrine, and immune systems For an updated account of this affliction, I recommend the recent documentary Forgotten Plaque M.E and the Future of Medicine, available to stream on .Though this book came out than 20 years ago, it still has something to say about the world of medicine My father was an M.D who practiced for 40 years 44, if you include his four years serving as a medical office in France during WW II He told me than once that doctors are egomaniacs who can t bring themselves to say I don t know Meanwhile, we live in a society in which if something cannot be measured, then it doesn t exist Here s a clue folks there are a lot of things that exist that we have not measured and may not ever measure This attitude is a roa...

  2. says:

    This book really gives you an understanding of how and why M.E has been stigmatized, ridiculed and ignored as much as it has It makes it very clear that it was not a mistake or an oversight at all but that it was in fact utterly deliberate.The pure stupidity and lack of basic human compassion involved is astounding It s important to know how we ve ended up in this mess so we can see how we might get ourselves out I think It s also important that we not underestimate how low these people will go its lower than you could even imagine.This is a must read if you are well enough to tackle such a long non fiction book, it ll just blow your mind and really fire you up about how badly we have all been treated historically and thewell you d have to call them evil, people behind it all Whether you have M.E or one of the many other diseases commonly misdiagnosed as CFS you ll be outraged.It is also very important to read this book together with information which explains why CFS as a concept must be abandoned and why renaming CFS as M.E or ME CFS is not the way forward.You need to also know that M.E patients were treated appropriately and correctly diagnosed until around 1988, when there was an increase in the number of M.E patients and outbreaks in the US Some medical insurance companies and others decided that they ...

  3. says:

    A real nasty story that makes the CDC s work in Contagion seem like a fairytale But unfortunately, as much as Ms Johnson relays the complex and unjust political history of the illness, she seems to want to simplify the complexity of the illness itself Its been 15 years since this book was published, and although there is still some stigma involved with the diagnosis, a person today who comes to their doctor presenting with CFS is much less likely to be laughed out of the office than he or she would have been in the 80s or 90s Nonetheless, the consensus on what causes CFS, or even importantly, how to treat it, is still a bucket full of guesses We ll hopefully see where the cards fall on the etiology of the illness in the coming years, but it seems that the source of injustice that Ms Johnson doesn t fully acknowledge in this book is that CFS may well be an illness that with today s let alone yes...

  4. says:

    this is one heck of a thorough investigative trawl through the history of American research into CFS As a man who s had moderate CFS for 8yrs, I was sure interested to learn what a mess of misunderstandings have led to the current stupidly dominating view that CFS cases should be handed to psychiatrists There isn t another book that interprets so thoroughly for the educated layperson the various attempts to seek better clinical understanding, and the lack of overall co ordination, or even acceptance that CFS exists as an identifiable disease It sure was daunting to try to read, so I skimmed my way through, and got an idea of how hard CFS is for medics as well as for patients New breakthroughs will come, of course, because there are always a few brilliant researchers with the right hunch or maybe, like vitamin C for sailor s scurvy, the answer s already out there but being systematically ignored I...

  5. says:

    This book is very shocking and upsetting but a person should know the truth.

  6. says:

    It was good to read an investigative approach to the history behind the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and how that history affects the way the disease is perceived, researched, and treated today There is a lot of insight here However, the author takes WAY too long to tell the story, annoyingly leaving the reader hanging every couple pages at mini cliffhangers in each of multiple co occurring stories If you have ...

  7. says:

    Wow, this book is intensely detailed 700 pages telling the story of CFS from 1980 to 1995 Having CFS myself, I did not have the time to dedicate to reading this entire tome, but the story it tells is eye opening and shocking Hillary Johnson, the author, is a seasoned journalist and, had she not so well covered both sides of the story, I would have thought it was sensationalist But it s not Things have changed a lot in the me cfs world since 1995, but the work Ms.John...

  8. says:

    Doctors and scientists are infallible and without prejudice Yeah, right Read this and see how untrue that is A strong account of how the medical and scientific establishment willfully ignored the evidence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

  9. says:

    Fascinating history of this controversial disease Anti climatic end,

  10. says:

    Another story about medicine not listening to patients and allowing a series of symptoms to get out of control Never minding about the cause s , just focus on the treatment and cure if there is any.

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