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Bull’s-Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease
An account of the medical sleuthing that led to the discovery of Lyme disease. It not only tells the history of the discovery of Lyme disease over centuries and continents but also provides information about the disease and its treatment. In the process it offers details about the medical process: how physicians make a diagnosis, how they test its accuracy, and how scienti ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published April 10th 2003 by Yale University Press
(first published 2003)
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This book introduces readers to the fascinating history of Lyme disease, one that is significantly more complicated than is often presented. Tracing investigations across multiple countries spanning more a century into what appeared to be a handful of unrelated diseases and syndromes, this book introduces readers to the epidemiologists, microbiologists, doctors and others who collectively contributed to the eventual discovery of Lyme disease.
If I have to have it, I may as well know what it's all about! This is more of a medical mystery story while I need info on coping with the actual disease. But it is fascinating in a horrifying sort of way to see what the Connecticut families went through to get the disease diagnosed.