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This, well referenced and comprehensive book, is “dynamite”- a must read

Read it, ponder, weep and act.

Malcolm Hooper Professor Emeritus of Medicinal Chemistry University of Sunderland, UK.

Congratulations Dr Hyde for flagging up this vital under-looked diagnosis. This is long overdue.

Dr. Sarah Myhill, Leading M.E. physician Knighton, Powys, Wales, UK

This book is a must read for moving forward in a much-neglected and misunderstood illness, myalgic encephalomyelitis.


“Dr. Hyde is one of the most creative and original thinkers on this topic, and his ideas have helped shape the field.”

Professor Leonard Jason Leonard A. Jason, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology | DePaul University Director, Center for Community Research 990 W. Fullerton Ave., Suite 3119 Chicago, Il. 60614

Dr. Hyde’s book Understanding M.E. has been the most comprehensive piece of writing I've read on M.E.It has been a fascinating and at times a shocking eye opener.

Mirei Suzuki, Biotechnologist and Patient, Australia,

What is CFS?


The History of M.E. /CFS from the American Civil War ending in 1865 to the present described by multiple physicians including:

-- Dr. Francis Dercum, physician to the President of the USA, Woodrow Wilson, 

-- Dr. William Osler, Canadian born, co-founder of Johns Hopkins Medical School.

The diagnoses differing M.E. from CFS, 

M.E.’s historic relation to Poliomyelitis. 

M.E. epidemics beginning with the world’s first major Polio epidemic in 1905.

The usefulness of Segami brain maps to demonstrate the degree of an M.E. patient’s chronic encephalitic illness, clearly indicating why M.E. patients have rapid long-term memory and muscle exhaustion, following even modest intellectual or physical activity.

The 18 serious cascading illnesses that occur regularly in patients who fall ill with M.E. This has never been previously mentioned in any other book. These are illnesses, you and your physician should know about, many which can be treated. 

The 12 significant potentiators that make M.E. worse

The previously almost unmentioned South East Asian epidemics of M.E. and Polio following enteroviral infections that began in 1989, or earlier in North America continuing today, leaving tens of thousands, possibly millions with M.E., Polio, paralysis or death and chronic disease. This is the same epidemic which has been associated with the Europe and North America pan-epidemic disease that began in 1984.

The dangerous overlapping hybrid Polio/M.E occurring with the New Polios in the USA, Canada and the UK, (known in the USA as Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) / also termed Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) by WHO), increasingly obvious since 1990

How I believe the insurance industry has manipulated physicians, everywhere, including the UK and North America in order to disqualify disabled M.E. and CFS patients their just disability pensions.

Important and unbelievably devastating patient histories

These are just a few of the 22 chapters in Understanding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.