These letters, on the site created by Roger Burns, are to a woman named Joan
Irvine. They are from the CDC. The more damning of the two is from Dr
Reeves; he cautions her against donating blood because of "a possible
It seems appropriate, in light of today¹s proceedings and those
anticipated tomorrow that these letters be revisited.
Joan was a tireless campaigner and a charming writer. She eventually took
her own life in September of 1996, a night hard impossible to forget for
those of us on the old CFS-L & CFIDS-L lists who had come to know her.
I hope that these can be well used.
In memory of Joan,