We're Sorry...apologies from the Centers for Disease Control
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control changed up its website, posting new recommendations for treatment and for training MDs. No question, it was a remarkable divergence from the CDC's original posturing in 1988 about their invention "chronic fatigue syndrome." But for those who have been ill with ME for decades, it may have failed to provide much fodder for celebration. Here's a fantasy version of what I would have liked to have seen instead.
Part Four: The Citadel
The fourth and final installment of my imaginary story about the Dubois Clinic in the 1980s. The financial incentive for seeing "CFS" patients is laid bare, as are a couple of breath-taking comments from clinic doctors. A tall tale best summed up as a tragicomedy. Praise be!