Severe ME Day of Understanding and Remembrance: Aug. 8, 2017
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National Archive files on ME and CFS

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by cfsStevew, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. cfsStevew

    cfsStevew

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    Has there been a thread/discussion on the secret files at Kew?

    I am just going through them having been posted by this blogger...

    https://valerieeliotsmith.wordpress...-the-importance-of-fair-and-accurate-records/

    Makes quite interesting reading. Reading about Peter White and Wessely fighting for CFS and describing the Royal Free Outbreak as a 'mass conversion hysteria' and that it is 'certain' they 'do not have encephalomyelitis'....(not sure what evidence this is based upon...)
     
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  2. Aurator

    Aurator Senior Member

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    I don't know, but threads will be merged if necessary.
    Many thanks for posting this! If Valerie Eliot Smith's is the only version of the Kew files available online she has done us a great service.
    Salient sentences my hitherto cursory reading has thrown up are:
    p.7: "Careful studies...have shown unequivocally that the fatigue these patients experience is SUBJECTIVE." (writer's capitals, not mine)
    p.8: "Clinical management MUST (writer's capitals) include identification of the underlying depression and persuasion of the patient to accept this explanation...Graded exercise does and will help."
    I intend to read it all.
     
  3. cfsStevew

    cfsStevew

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    yes it would be great to have an analysis of this document...Ill try to go through it also...
     

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