ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

15 Health Benefits of Chia Seeds, According to Science

Tangerine Oil: A Citrusy Essential Oil With Well-Rounded Uses

Natural Remedies for the Prevention of Dry Eyes

Magnesium Deficiency Raises Your Risk of Many Chronic Ailments

Resveratrol supplementation improves arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetics

CoQ10's Potential Capabilities for Your Health

How Can Melatonin Benefit You?

Cloves: Boost Your Immune System the Sweet and Spicy Way

8 Chia Seed Recipes

Cinnamon Health Benefits Proven

 
Print Page
Email Article

Osler's Web Unravels History of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS)

  [ 72 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By by Molly Holzschlag • www.ProHealth.com • July 1, 1996


Immediately the recipient of praise and criticism, Hillary Johnson's book, Osler Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic is not a book for the faint at heart. It is in many ways a dark and frightening work, methodically uncovering the history of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as it unravels in the exam rooms and behind the scenes of major research institutions.

Often poignant, always hard-hitting, Osler's Web is a chronicle of the CFS epidemic. It discusses how poorly CFS has been dealt with by medical agencies, as well as the medical professions' general lack of interest or concern for this disease.

The book is written with the expert journalistic style that Hillary Johnson brought to her first articles on the Epstein Barr virus in Rolling Stone in 1987. That series of articles brought the illness into mainstream awareness, and it is obvious that Johnson has been working diligently for the past ten years to continue unraveling the web of mystery misery, and pain that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has rained upon its victims.

Frequently compared to Randy Shilts' astonishing And the Band Played On, Osler's Web has offended as often as it has been praised. As in Shilts' work, no stone is left unturned. From the National Institute of Health, to the Center for Disease Control, to behind the closed doors of internal agency politics, Osler's Web uncovers the harshness and stupidity revolving around this disease.

Two issues in the book have aroused much of the criticism. First, Johnson refers to CFSs an "infectious" disease, when research can still only describe the etiology of CFS as unknown. Further, Johnson reproaches the CFIDS Association of America, which instead, by all rights, deserves commendation. In the end, however, Osler's Web is a work that is ultimately to be commended for its comprehensive and bold approach to the complex issues surrounding the syndrome.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil FibroSleep™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Enhance Eyelashes Naturally Enhance Eyelashes Naturally
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients Cell-Charging Compound Gives Steady Energy to Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Patients
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency? Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map