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The book offers a unique, insider's view of the Harvard research and its aftermath, beginning with a history of both the disease and the therapy, and including intimate life portraits of the first patients to recover. It also contains the first report from the on-going Serial Survey of the Long-Term Effects of Minocycline on Scleroderma, presented at the 8th Biennial Congress of the International Society for Rheumatic Therapies in Washington in mid 2002. A painful, disfiguring disease whose name means "hard skin," scleroderma afflicts some 400,000 Americans. In its systemic form, the disease often attacks the lungs, heart, kidneys, and liver. It also thickens the skin, causing pain and crippling disfigurement. Scleroderma brings major new insights -- and new hope -- to a previously obscure and bewildering medical mystery.
"Scleroderma, which affects as many as 400,000 Americans, starts off like skin cancer but is far more deadly... describes the first & only therapy to report reversal & remission of this deadly disease."
|2||Portrait of a Disease||22|
|4||The Infectious Theory||57|
|6||Dr. Brown's Therapy||74|
|7||Pat Ganger's Road Back||87|
|8||A Husband's Story||93|
|9||What Return Can We Make?||98|
|13||Is It Safe?||147|
|14||Tailoring the Therapy||155|
|15||In Defense of Heresy||162|
|16||What Happened Next||171|
|Addendum 1||Lancet Article on First Study||178|
|Addendum 2||Lancet Article on Second Study||181|
|How to Help||188|
Posted December 31, 2005
My brother actually has this terrible disease and I believe that this book saved his life!! It led him to Dr. Trentham (in the book) and after 4years, he's nearly cured.Very informative, a must read for anyone that has scleroderma or knows someone with the disease.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.