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A patient with long-standing myasthenia gravis, currently in remission, in this book exhorts other myasthenic patients to be of good cheer and not to throw in the towel. The book's folksy style makes it eminently readable, but I suspect that most patients familiar with this disease will find it rather unsophisticated. Misleading and uncritical statements are made and implications are drawn about thymectomy, effectiveness and duration of action of certain drugs, and the efficacy of vitamin therapy. I take particular issue with the author's stress on the need of hypodermic syringes and drugs for the average myasthenic patient. Little is
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Living with Myasthenia Gravis: A Bright New Tomorrow.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:1056. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-6-1056_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(6):1056.
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