Annotated Bibliography with Documents

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B. Rush, Medical Inquiries and Observations upon the Diseases of the Mind. 1812.
Benjamin Rush, the "Father of American Psychiatry" (and a signor of the US Declaration of Independence) relates learning about odours as a cause of mental illness at the beginning of the 19th Century, in Scotland, France and Philadelphia.
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PCO, The Role of the Department of National Health and Welfare in Health Effects of the Environment. 1971.
Cabinet committee recommends that cabinet direct Health and Welfare to bone up on environmental health, as relates to federal health programs and to predict upcoming problems.
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J. Molot, Molot initial diagnoses Brown. Ottawa, 1981.
Dr. Molot's initial diagnosis of Brown, based on (unmentioned) serial dilution titration tests and subjective reporting of symptoms.
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L. Newbery, 20th Century disease may mask symptoms of mental illness - MD, Toronto Star, Toronto, 1985.
Journalist bases hate literature on work of Donna Stewart and Joel Raskin. Does Newbery know there have been a couple of hundred thousand preventable deaths since then?
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C. Brown, Brown to Geekie on CMA's continuing complacency. 1985.
The CMA has remained largely silent as its members contribute to thousands of unnecessary deaths.
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G. Thomson, McCourtie, D. R., Woodward, W. D., Day, J. H., Evers, S. E., and Gerrard, J. W., REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL HYPERSENSITIVITY DISORDERS W/APPENDICES, Thomson Report. Ontario Ministry of Health, Toronto, 1985.
The Ad Hoc Committee on Environmental Hypersensitivity Disorders (note plural) was commissioned by former Ontario health minister Keith Norton. The report's authors included Judge George M. Thomson, two teaching hospital physicians, and an epidemiologist. They pointed out that there was an existing, publicly-insured method of diagnosis, and a method of patient management long known to physicians. The Thomson report is often misrepresented by Ministry of Health officials, perhaps because it points out (p266) that key (and lethal) Ministry assumptions about sensitivities were "clearly untenable." Years later, retired NDP MPP Elie Martel expressed the opinion that ministry officials had simply lied to Liberal Murray Elston, who received, and promptly buried, the report in 1985. The same crowd of Liberals, elected to the House of Commons in 1993, buried work done under the Mulroney government to stop the injury and killing of persons with sensitivities in health care. People who were to be protected have been injured or killed, instead. The appendices include a list of symptoms reported by persons with sensitivities. Many of the conditions are included in the diseases treated at the National Jewish Hospital, in Denver, Colorado, which was built on Fresh Air Hospital guidelines more than a century ago.
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G. Thomson, Thomson et al comment on the debate. Ministry of Health, Toronto, 1985.
The authors comment on the "clearly untenable" nature of the position held by the Ontario Ministry of Health, i.e. the patients are emotionally ill. They also decried journalism that put forward polarized stories based on clearly untenable positions. They related the fact that meanwhile people are being caused preventable harm.
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B. Zimmerman, Zimmerman trashes clinical ecology. Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, 1985.
Allergist Barry Zimmerman decries the use of unproven methods, then recommends they be used on an experimental basis. He denigrates any association with candida. He accuses doctors of environmental medicine of practicing pseudoscience. He calls the problems "Total Allergy Syndrome" which was a term invented by doctors of environmental medicine.
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