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The Resource Cure unknown : inside the Lyme epidemic, Pamela Weintraub

Cure unknown : inside the Lyme epidemic, Pamela Weintraub

Label
Cure unknown : inside the Lyme epidemic
Title
Cure unknown
Title remainder
inside the Lyme epidemic
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Weintraub
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an investigation into the science, history, and politics of Lyme disease as observed by a journalist whose entire family contracted the illness traces its significant rise and the atypical presentations that have made its diagnosis and treatment difficult. It is a narrative investigation into the science, history, medical politics, and patient experience of Lyme disease told by a science journalist whose entire family contracted the disease. It paints a picture of the intense controversy and crippling uncertainty surrounding Lyme disease and sheds light on one of the angriest medical disputes raging today. The author also reveals her personal odyssey through the land of Lyme after she, her husband and their two sons became seriously ill with the disease beginning in the 1990s. From the microbe causing the infection and the definition of the disease, to the length and type of treatment and the kind of practitioner needed, Lyme is a hotbed of contention. With a CDC estimated 200,000 plus new cases of Lyme disease a year, it has surpassed both AIDS and TB as the fastest-spreading infectious disease in the U.S. Yet alarmingly, in many cases, because the disease often eludes blood tests and not all patients exhibit the classic "bulls-eye" rash and swollen joints, doctors are unable or unwilling to diagnose Lyme. When that happens, once treatable infections become chronic, inexorably disseminating to cause disabling conditions that may never be cured. The book reveals why the Lyme epidemic has been allowed to explode, why patients are dismissed, and what can be done to raise awareness in the medical community and find a cure. A comprehensive book written about the past, present and future of Lyme disease, it exposes the ticking clock of a raging epidemic
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
616.9/246
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC155.5
LC item number
.W44 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cure unknown : inside the Lyme epidemic, Pamela Weintraub
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"With a brand-new chapter."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Lyme Diaspora
  • 111
  • Part 3.
  • A Search for Answers
  • (page 241)
  • Introduction. Navigating by Lymelight
  • (page 1)
  • Prologue. Second Journey Out
  • (page 7)
  • Part 1.
  • Doors of Perception
  • (page 23)
  • Part 2.
Control code
ocn830351972
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First revised St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
xxii, 456 pages
Isbn
9781250044563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830351972
Label
Cure unknown : inside the Lyme epidemic, Pamela Weintraub
Publication
Copyright
Note
"With a brand-new chapter."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [395]-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Lyme Diaspora
  • 111
  • Part 3.
  • A Search for Answers
  • (page 241)
  • Introduction. Navigating by Lymelight
  • (page 1)
  • Prologue. Second Journey Out
  • (page 7)
  • Part 1.
  • Doors of Perception
  • (page 23)
  • Part 2.
Control code
ocn830351972
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First revised St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Extent
xxii, 456 pages
Isbn
9781250044563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)830351972

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