The heartening story of a successful fight against a chronic disease which was only known as a crippler and a killer, and...
MY FIGHT TO CONQUER MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
by ‧RELEASE DATE: May 8, 1952
The heartening story of a successful fight against a chronic disease which was only known as a crippler and a killer, and which in its diagnosis and dreadful prognosis held no hope for its many victims. Dr. Jonez, a general practitioner in Tacoma, particularly interested in allergies, was also particularly affected by the future- or rather lack of future- which faced a patient, a Mrs. Johnston, a young mother of five children. a medical conference in the East, Jonez heard the theory that there was a possible allergy factor in multiple sclerosis, and he returned to Tacoma to make his first experiment with the drug histamine on Mrs. Johnston. The success of his first treatments, the establishment of a Clinic at the St. Joseph Hospital, his devotion to his work which excluded his private practice and was matched by the dediction of the Sisters there, use of curare for spasticities that the histamine failed to relieve, the resentment and hostilities of many members of his profession, the impetus given the clinic which reached peak productivity with 350 patients a day after the appearance of a nation-wide magazine article, this is the record of a selfless struggle which has now eliminated the stigma of shame- and fear- from this affliction, and continues its crusade for treatment centers the country over where a disease which can never be cured can be checked. His book will bring further hope and help to many.