Saga of Royal Free Disease by Dr Melvin Ramsay


Dr Ramsay did more than any other physician to legitimise this devastating disease. At the time, he stood out against a background of controversy and the might of conventional medical opinion. His description of the classic symptoms of M.E. has not been bettered, and his book is highly recommended.

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This is a reprint of Dr Melvin Ramsay’s book to mark the 50th anniversary in 2005 of the outbreak at the Royal Free Hospital. Dr Ramsay’s description of the classic symptoms of ME has not been bettered. His account of early outbreaks of ME around the world has provided researchers with all kinds of clues about the way in which an apparently simple viral infection can lead to such a serious and disabling illness. The book has also proved to be a fascinating read for anyone with personal experience of the illness.

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The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

Hard copies of Sage of the Royal Free Disease can be ordered here in the website shop. Your order will be posted as soon as possible, but please allow up to 14 days for delivery.


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