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Blending personal drama with literary reflection reportage and medical history Dorothy Wall illuminates the conflicts and controversies surrounding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and graphically depicts the way a virus resculpts a life

10 thoughts on “Encounters With the Invisible: Unseen Illness, Controversy, And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Medical Humanities)

  1. says:

    This is making me re evaluate my approach to managing my CFS as I find myself inevitably caught in the same internal identity struggle Having finally finished my degree after years of pushing myself to do so yet finding myself too ill to do what I'd wanted with it this book has been a rare validation for many of the emotions I'm working through at present and I truly appreciate the precious time and energy the author and her family have taken to share their hard won knowledge and experience with me To those who haven't a direct interest in such illnesses this book has enough of a balance of first hand perspective historical scope and humorous narrative to prompt contemplation of not just what it is to be chronically ill but to be part of a larger humanity where such is an intractable element To those who've found themselves hurled into first hand contact this book makes an excellent introduction to this new and often baffling world

  2. says:

    It covers the psychological disorders one may encounter after being diognosed with CFIDS A good book to read if interested in clinical psychology and or the politics in the medical field

  3. says:

    This is of a comment to explain my rating rather than a reveiwThis is a really good book but I only gave it three stars because it didn't tell me much that I didn't already know

  4. says:

    Part memoir part medical exposé Encounters with the Invisible is a must read for anybody seeking to gain a better understanding of MECFS or related illnesses It strikes an excellent balance between narrative and information and the uality of the writing itself is stunning This is the first book I've read in a long time that has repeatedly floored me with a particularly elouent phrase or passage Wall's elouence draws the reader into her odd twilight world of illness confusion loss and determination painting a dynamic portrait of the life of the chronically ill—and the political system that drives the scientificmedical establishment I believe patients caretakers doctors therapists scientists and lawmakers could all gain so much from this book

  5. says:

    Encounters with the Invisible is a uniuely honest and poetic account of illness Dorothy Wall's precise and rich language never flinch from relating the humbling truths of life with chronic illness Her research is thorough and inclusive and her analysis of historical trends and current science are accessible and fresh This book should be reuired reading for anybody who wants to get a full picture of life with CFSME