NIH study - repost

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Jun 16, 2001, 6:22:31 PM6/16/01
"..... He said Lyme disease research would
be done on chronic persistent infection--get this--under the name ' post Lyme

The National Clarion
Fall 1994
author:Janice Beers

"...After the consultation on Lyme disease last October 18 at the National
Institiutes of Health that I was frightened into not attending, I
circuititiously got a report from the NIH on it [consultation] written by Dr.
Edward MCSWEEGAN who issued my invitation. He said Lyme disease research would
be done on chronic persistent infection--get this--under the name " post Lyme
syndrome"! I later heard that Dr. Allen Steere and friends got a grant for
$600,000 or $700,000 to study post Lyme syndrome!! ...Give the research money
to an outspoken foe of the concept that spirochetal infection persists after
the "standard" "appropriate" therapy with inexpensive antibiotics that he
touts--or at least doesn't persist except in "rare" cases! Give it to him to
study some "post Lyme syndrome" which he and some colleagues invented and have
blamed for "non-infectious" symptoms of many patients---sometimes devastating
or disabling symptoms--without any attempt to prove they were non-infectious!
Give it to this man who says that all the symptoms persisiting after
"appropriate therapy" constitute a different disease such as fibromyalgia or
chronic fatigue syndrome which of course are cause unknown, but he says are
non-infectious! Will you trust the research after seeing the shoddy science
displayed in a report that he and some colleagues made in April 1993 issue of
the Journal of the American Medical Association."

Images a publication of New York Medical College, Valhalla, New
York-Fall/Winter pg.11-13

"While his fibromyalgia study was proceeding Dr. Weinstein was awarded
another NIH grant " (SURPRISE, SURPRISE) " in conjunction with New England
Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. The new five
year study into the cause and treatment of post-Lyme disease syndrome , awarded
in 1996, has been delayed in getting started because of 'legal complications
from a competing institution that wanted to wrest the grant from us,' " [
Stoneybrook] "
You can tell from the last statement that we have a real " professional"
talking here!

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