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Researchers personal motivations

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Persimmon, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. vli

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    Does anyone know how Ron Davis ended up on the IOM panel?? That is super intriguing to me.
     
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    Gerhard Gottfries
    - Contracted ME/CFS himself (during the 1950s)

    Lars Lagerstrand
    - Contracted ME/CFS himself


    Emeritus Professor Carl-Gerhard Gottfries (born 1928) was a professor of psychiatry and used to be chief physician of a substantial hospital in Sweden. His career has focused on the neuroscience of diseases affecting the brain.

    His research into FM and ME/CFS has included testing long-term use of staphylococcus toxoid vaccine as a therapy; and an attempt to replicate the original XMRV-CFS finding.

    He also established Sweden's major dedicated ME/CFS centre, the Gottfries Clinic.

    That Clinic currently employs 6 medical doctors (4 with PhDs) and sees 2,500 ME/CFS and FM patients per year.

    The CEO of the Clinic is Professor Johan Gottfries - I wonder whether he's Gerhard's son?


    Lars Lagerstrand is a medical doctor and associate professor of clinical virology at Sweden's mighty Karolinska Institute. He has personally used Gottfries' vaccine therapy over a period of at least 8 years.

    He is one of a group of Scandenavian doctors involved with Gottfries' research into FM and ME/CFS.
     
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    Olav Mella
    - his sister-in-law contracted it
     
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    Thanks @Persimmon. Very interesting thread. Great job you are doing. All these researchers with personal motivations give hope.

    Did you read somewhere about Olav Mella┬┤s motivation?
     
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    Professor Alan Goodman - his wife has had it for 22 years.

    Goodman is a biological anthropologist who initiated an event to motivate academics from both medical and non-medical disciplines to study and publish on ME/CFS. For further details, refer to the PR thread entitled "Massachusetts professors get pre-release screening of Forgotten Plague, go off to write papers".

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    @helen, sorry for being so slow to reply.

    During a presentation Mella gave at the premiere of the film Perversely Dark, on 12 May 2014, he mentioned that his sister-in-law had been diagnosed with the disease as an adult. This presentation is available on youtube.
    Deleder2k subsequently posted that this sister-in-law died before Mella and Flug had come up with their Rituximab treatment (refer PR thread entitled "Looking Ahead to obtaining Rituximab Treatment").
     
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    Thanks, Persimmon, you had already answered shortly in an earlier post, but I must have missed it due to my brain fog at that time. Too sad that she was so close to a trial with Rituximab that might have saved her life.
     

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