Friday, January 8, 2010

An oldie but goodie


This prior post is even more powerful now, in light of the XMRV research that proves this is absolutely not "all in our heads".  The only ones who need their heads examined are the doctors.
The post begins:
"A woman who has been ill with CFS for years but without a diagnosis, even after she is diagnosed, is very vulnerable and this attracts doctors who need to control and blame the patient, who need this type of power for their egos."
Greenhalgh, S (2001). Under the medical gaze: facts and fictions of chronic pain. Berkeley: University of California Press.
and ends:
"It is not the patients who are disturbed, it is the physicians who are psychologically disturbed because they ignore the data, and whatever data there is, they manipulate it to say what they want it to say. -- Muhammed B. Yunus, M.D."

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