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McAlpine's Multiple Sclerosis

The 4th edition is out, dated 2006. It's nearly 1000 pages of fine print and pictures. Scary and informative. Here is a list of the chapters:

The Story of Multiple Sclerosis
The Distribution of MS
THE Genetics of MS
The natural history of MS
The origins of MS: a synthesis
The symptoms and signs of MS
The diagnosis of MS
The differential diagnosis of MS
MS in the individual and in groups: A conspectus
The ...
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black patent shoes - dancing with ms

by eva marsh. basically spans 1963-1994. an encouraging read. focusses on determined physio/visualization for remyelination.

good to be able to relate. one of her attacks was just like this first one of mine.

particularly killer for me because of the connections - same locations in ontario, same hospital, same lots of things. i kept having this book recommended to me by people who know the author. my brother showed up with a copy on friday, ...
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Selling Sickness

I just finished reading Selling Sickness by Ray Moynihan and Alan Cassels and I wanted to recommend it. The book is well written and documented. It discusses problems with health care that stem from the pharmaceutical industry's financial influence over everything from doctor and patient education, patient support groups, to the very creation and marketing of "new disease conditions" in order to broaden their potential market for both new and old drugs.

Selling Sickness: How ...
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Modern Medicine: The New World Religion ... e&n=283155

Put forth in this book is the assertion that medicine is actually ruled by a set of beliefs, myths, and rites of Christianity it has never freed itself from. Supporting this claim are discussions about the ways in which physicians have taken the place of priests, vaccination plays the same role as baptism, the search for health has replaced the quest for salvation, and the hope ...
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Thank goodness for books to keep you busy!

I have always enjoyed fiction; but since my diagnosis of MS, I seem to gravitate to nonfiction. In recent years I have read and recommend John Adams by David McCullough, April 1865 by Jay Winik, too.

I found The Autoimmune Connection by Rita Baron-Faust and Jill Buyon, M.D. to be educational, but lacking information on hyperinsulinemia. I first came across that topic in Protein Power by Michael Eades, M.D. and wife Mary Dan Eades, M.D., ...
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Very Mind Opening

Faith and the Placebo Effect by Lolette Kuby. The author's personal experience was with cancer, but her theories apply to every health condition.

With MS we get so scattered and fragmented keeping up with research, changing our individual tactics, etc. This author's ideas have helped me streamline some of the mental clutter and focus on the larger most important part of the picture.

Don't be put off by the title. Well researched, well written.
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The truth about the drug companies, Marcia Angell

I just finished reading The Truth About The Drug Companies, How They Deceive Us And What To Do About It by Marcia Angell, M.D. After reading this book I felt that it was important for me to share my impressions of it with the MS community here at ThisIsMS. I feel quite strongly that it should be required reading for anyone entering a medical profession, such as a medical student or nurse in training, as ...
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Review a book on MS and its yours for free

I'd like to advertise the standing offer that the Accelerated Cure Project (formerly Boston Cure Project) has for its book review program. If you agree to review a book for our web site, we'll buy it for you and have it shipped to your address.

We have a list of books we'd like reviewed, but we're happy to take your suggestions as long as the book is MS related. You can review a book that ...
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The Story of Prokarin

As several readers may know, my wife who has MS, has been using Prokarin for about 5 years now. It has helped relieve several of her symptoms and allowed her some quality of life that she would not otherwise enjoy.

The inventor of Prokarin, Elaine Delack, has just published a book about her story of how this transdermal cream came to be used in the symptom relief of MS. From her first diagnosis of MS ...
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Dr. Wayne Dyer

I've read lots of books since 1988, when my daughter was 2, when I started reading books. Before 1988 I could probably list all the books I read, which was 12 years post HS and 12 years in HS combined. Actually, I think I read a lot of the books I was supposed to read back in JHS & HS, in the early 90s.

I started reading in 1988 because my daughter was in the ...
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