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 Dr. Steere


> Having finished reading Polly Murray's book I found that in 1986
> Steere did an about face on his thinking of the seriousness of this
> illness. Having said that I must follow up by saying his reasoning
> was not explained. I would love to know why his thinking changed.
> He apparently was working with Polly and she did a lot of leg work
> in getting info out then suddenly their relationship and thinking
> changed
> Joan

Having spoken with Polly Murray yesterday we touched on her and Dr.
Steere's differences in philosphies with regard to Lyme disease. They
became fast friends during the investigative and discovery stages of LD
only to drift slowly apart as she very diplomatically outlines in her book.
At one point; during a 1991 meeting in Boston the two of them "agreed
to disagree over several points."

Having just returned from last weeks conference in San Fransisco, her
obvious disappointment and concern for the mindset of many of the
attendees was evident. She was also troubled by the large number of
people with whom she had spoken to over the years, who had strikingly
similar and frustrating encounters with Dr. Steere.

Polly Murray is the trailblazer whose courageous and persistent effort
turned the medical spotlight on allowing Dr. Steere to "discover" Lyme
disease. Many people including myself are most appreciative and  grateful
for her work.

An added note of interest: "The Widening Circle" has gone into it's 2nd
printing. Congratulations to Polly! It occurs to me that this is yet
another indicator of how many people are affected by LD. I truly hope
that there will be a rejoiceful sequel in the not too distant future.


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Tue, 15 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Dr. Steere

Can we all agree on one thing and not waste any more time discussing
steere . . .

Steere is corrupt, stupid and a tota; retard.


Wed, 16 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Dr. Steere

MadTodd writes:

<<  Everyone:

Can we all agree on one thing and not waste any more time discussing
steere . . .

Steere is corrupt, stupid and a tota; retard.  >>

Sorry Todd, but for me, no. I can't understand why he is so adament in the
face of growing information that indicates he is wrong. But why I really
think we should not stop mentioning his name or discussing his position is
because there are new people coming to this newsgroup all the time. If
their doctors have been regurgitating "Steere-isms" and refusing to extend
treatment past the Steere-expiration date, they need the information that
we can provide on why they need to get themselves to a real Lyme-literate
doctor. We can also help them find one. And if that helps any single
person, it's worth the time and energy needed to write the posts.

Also, my wildest dream for this newsgroup would be that there are
physicians lurking here, reading what we're writing. And these physicians
are looking past the Steere-info because they are seeing first-hand that
the treatment course recommended by Steere is not helping their patients.

Hey, it COULD happen!!

Wed, 16 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Dr. Steere
<  Everyone:

Can we all agree on one thing and not waste any more time discussing
steere . . .

Steere is corrupt, stupid and a tota; retard.  >>

The major problems that exist in getting and retaining competent medical
help, in having truly dedicated doctors have their practices limited are
directly related to the monopoly constructed through Steere and his
followers (and they are growing in numbers).

To ignore this is to deepen the wrongs that have occurred  It cannot be
ignored, but must be fought; what has been done should be put out in the
open for all to see. Then, perhaps the truth can be pursued in an
atmosphere that is not dominated by power and ego.

It will not go away by putting our heads in the sand.  


Wed, 16 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Dr. Steere

>Steere is corrupt, stupid and a tota; retard.

That is an insult to all us , corrupt, stupid, tota; retards everywhere.
 Ruth , always striving for political correctness.<g>

Thu, 17 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
 Dr. Steere


Ha Ha


Thu, 17 Dec 1998 03:00:00 GMT
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