An internationally renown multi-speciality clinic in California in 1988--or an unprosecuted racketeering enterprise in which the Hippocratic oath was the only promise violated?
Only the names and locations have been changed. In April of 1988, a world-renowned multi-specialty clinic in the U.S. was admitting one-hundred or more with ME sufferers every week. They came from all over the US and the world. I had scheduled interviews with its doctors but I was met at upon my arrival by a lawyer, who told me I would need to submit every word I wrote about the clinic to the clinic's large legal staff for possible censorhip prior to publication. I decided to stay and conduct the interviews I had scheduled, signing away my rights in the process. I postulated that I might gain insights that would inform my work in more general ways. My publisher never allowed me to include my chapter about this clinic, called "The Citadel," in my book. I am publishing it here, in five parts, twenty-nine years after it was written. At least one of the patients described in "The Citadel" has since died of ME. The events and the quotes (which I taped) are exact and verbatim. Why was the clinic so concerned about what I would find out about their treatment of people with ME and what I might write? I leave that to you to decide.
A Disease Able to Affect the Economies of Nations
Are scientists pursuing rational science in their latest forays into ME? Are the most important questions being asked? Or is time simply passing, another month, another year, while millions of people languish in bed? Here, a discussion of some of the research presented at the recent conference in Montreal followed by a one-time publication of my 2014 foreword for Judy Mikovits's book, Plague: One Scientists's Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism and other Diseases. In it, I write about my Topic A--something I have wished for three decades was everybody's Topic A. Happy Memorial Day Weekend reading to my subscribers!