Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Wessley and White at work again

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by leelaplay, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Annikki


    I thought I'd share this. It's a story from someone with another Wessely-derided autoimmune disorder and she informs us what they teach nurses and about "somatoform" disorders in school. I always wondered how doctors get indoctrinated into Wessely ideology in school.

  2. Graham

    Graham Senior Moment

    Sussex, UK
    Hi Annikki

    No wonder that person was spitting blood!

    I will read just about anything, and I did go through a phase of reading all sorts of medical "histories". It's amazing how many major discoveries were made and pretty conclusively proved, but rejected for years by the medical profession. It's pretty much like the church believing that the Earth was the centre of the universe. There are so many examples - from infection in childbirth transmitted by surgeons' hands to bacteria causing the majority of stomach ulcers. But the longest-running one is that on the need for vitamins and minerals. Our ignorance on these is astounding: all we really know is what can kill us, either minimum or maximum amounts, but no real idea about what we need for optimum health.

    Sir William Osler is often called the father of modern medicine, and his most famous quotation is "Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis." Sounds like my kind of doctor.

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