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Dr Ian Gibson crowdfunding £15,000 for his book "Science, Politics and ME - Lifting the Lid on ME"

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Sasha, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Interesting...

    http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/investinm-e/science-politics-and-me

    This seems to have launched on 27 August and has already raised £230.

    More info here, including:

     
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  2. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards Senior Member

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    I hope he makes it. Our "Osler's Web" is a long time coming.
     
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    jimells Senior Member

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    I appreciate what Dr Gibson is attempting to do (if I understand his goals correctly), but I don't see how interviewing patients and researchers will tell us much we don't already know.

    If I were writing this book I'd use the money to hire a real investigator. The stench of corruption permeates everything surrounding our illness and uncovering the source of the odor will require a good old fashioned muckraker. I hope that is the story Dr Gibson will write.
     
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  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I hope we're not his main audience! We need to get our story out. And having snippets here and there on websites doesn't make for a very convincing story, even to a sympathetic audience - it needs to be properly presented.

    I suspect an outsider would burn through that £15k just getting up to speed.

    Anyway, good luck to Dr Gibson! It will be very interesting to see what he comes up with.
     
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  5. jimells

    jimells Senior Member

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    I'm sure you're right. Of course, what we really need is a proper judicial investigation, as Dr Gibson's parliamentary inquiry asked for nine years ago.

    I too look forward to Dr Gibson's book.
     
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  6. Mark

    Mark Former CEO

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    I think this is guaranteed to be a insightful, intelligent, informative and witty book, for both patients and professionals, based on what is evident of Dr Gibson from his superb chairing of the Invest in ME conferences. I'll definitely want a copy.
     
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  7. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    I thought of this book in the light of the parliamentary questions asked this month by Kelvin Hopkins -
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/5804522506/permalink/10154153112497507/
    (original source - http://www.parliament.uk/.../written-questions-answers/)

    Invest in ME Research posted a month ago on Facebook -
     
  8. Jo Best

    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Thought of this too, radio interview from Dec. 2011. I liked his phrase, "Cut the cackle" - -
     
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  10. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Jo Best Senior Member

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    Hi Sasha, I see it includes the 2016 updates from the page on their 'old' website, but the last I heard was their post in IiME Facebook group last month that they still hoped to have the book published before Christmas.
     
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