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Dr JoAnne Whitaker has passed away
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Prof Trevor Marshall
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 Posted: Wed Feb 4th, 2009 17:40

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http://www.oakridgefuneralcare.com/stories/2008/Dec08/123108/obit_Whitaker.html

JoAnne was an amazing person, who did so much for the Lyme community, and for L-form science in general. I met JoAnne so late in her career, in 2006, at the '30th Anniversary of Lyme'. She and Lida Mattman gave presentations which were eye-openers for me, helping to lay the foundations for the recent discoveries.

There is a DVD of her last presentation, and of Lida's, and although the video quality is far from perfect, the presentations of these two amazing women are something that everybody should listen to. They knew each other so well, their interactions alone are worth the listen.

Lida Mattman gave a presentation at the Autoimmunity Research Foundation's conference the year before, in 2005, which recorded well. Sometime later this year the Foundation will be putting Lida's presentation on the Internet. I would be happy to help anybody who has video of JoAnne's work to also put that into Internet format so that posterity will not forget these amazing minds.

The loss of both these great people within a span of just 6 months is something that makes me profoundly sad.

Sincerely
Trevor
 

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 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 03:14

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I love Dr JoAnne and Dr Mattman's presentations.
I would be happy translate them into polish, when they will be available on the internet. 

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Prof Trevor Marshall
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 Posted: Fri Feb 6th, 2009 05:21

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Wrotek,
The video of their presentation is not available free-of-copyright, due to the contract the conference organizers made with the DVD producer. The 5-DVD set is selling for $20, and it can be ordered from:
http://www.ctlymedisease.org/order.htm
 

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 Posted: Wed Mar 4th, 2009 08:50

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Dr. Marshall,
I, too, was at that '30th Anniversary of Lyme' presentation. It was all new to me,  at the time, having been just diagnosed with Lyme, by PCR test, about 3-4 months prior. That is where I first saw your presentation.   
You may remember me. I was the very uninformed woman, (idiot really) at the time, that asked about the "Salt and Vitamin C" protocol. Thank God that I listened to His promptings, a year and a half later, and found you and your work (again) and started on a real protocol!
Both of these ladies were absolutely remarkable and they will be missed by the entire community and the world, no doubt, for their understanding of these complex issues, which came about (I believe, correct me if I am wrong) because of their life-long issues with Th1 disease.
I was completely floored (& fascinated) by the amount of knowledge and the depth of the work these women did, while struggling, themselves, with disease. I admired the way they continued delving deeper into the problem, even though a lot of the medical community had not believed or accepted a lot of their work (as I'm sure you understand, and know, all too well).
I sometimes muse to myself 'what a different world this would be, if we all lived to 200 years (or more). So our knowledge and understanding of certain issues had enough time to be more fully discovered, learned about and shared with the world, before we died'.
I imagine that issues, like Th1 disease, might have been discovered and fully 'cured' much sooner, or at least not lost, again and again, when those doing deep research died, before being able to fully understand the cause and effect of these things and share that information with the world (and/or have time enough to convince the ruling medical authorities of the age).
I pray (for you) a very long and fruitful life (or maybe I should say 'longer and more fruitful life'). That you may not be one of those lost, way too early, when your life's work is not yet complete. Or, as they said on the original Star Trek, "Live long and prosper, Dr. Marshall!"
Thanks again for all you do.
Sincerely,
Jewels



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