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"ME: The rise and fall of a media sensation" (Patricia de Wolfe, 2009)

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Dolphin, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Free full text: http://www.medicalsociologyonline.org/archives/files/MSoVol04Issue1.pdf
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    http://www.medicalsociologyonline.org/oldsite/archives/issue41/pdwolfe.html

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    * I gave each sentence its own paragraph.

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  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Some people may find this of use if they want a more academic reference for some discussion of media coverage and the like (e.g. some of the psychobabble in the literature).

    It doesn't involve numbers or biological theory so for some might be easier to understand than most published articles [and perhaps easier to understand than some sociological material - some writers in the field have seemed to me to concentrate a lot on jargon, big words and phrasings which sound impressive but are not easy to understand (and perhaps even don't make sense but sound good)]. Perhaps because she is a patient she concentrates more on the content.
     
  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Patricia de Wolfe's PhD is on ME and can be downloaded for free

    Her thesis can be downloaded for free from:
    http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do

    Its not easy to copy and paste so there may be errors

    I haven't read it so can't comment. People might get an idea whether they'd like to read it by reading "ME: The rise and fall of a media sensation".
     
  4. Firestormm

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    Thanks Dolphin.
     
  5. alex3619

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    Hi Dolphin, you have to register and purchase for zero cost for this document. It is not legally transferable, but anyone can purchase it for nothing. I read the conclusion, though not yet the full 275 pages, this is a philosophical discourse using social approaches, and is generally sympathetic I think, but is going to be a tough read for the average person. Bye, Alex
     
  6. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Thanks. Of course, you are talking about the PhD thesis, not the main article in the thread which is just 10 pages.
     
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    Yeah I hadn't even thought about reading that thesis! Not in my wildest dreams baby!

    10 page history is doable for me at the moment :cool:
     
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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I remember reading this at the time and thinking (just as the XMRV news broke) that she had chosen the wrong moment to declare it as a "fallen" media sensation.
     

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