"...this is a comprehensive volume of current knowledge on CFS...this book will serve to better understand this misunderstood entity. " -- Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
"It is a remarkable work. It is a very important achievement in the field of CFS..." -- J. Prieto, MD, Clinica Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Spain.
"It is a very impressive volume in both style and content. I very much enjoy the work and am pleased to be able to add it to my library." -- Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Southern California School of Medicine.
"It is an impressive volume! It is very beautifully printed, well-organized and tastefully done." -- Seymour Grufferman, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, University of Pittsburgh
"It is an outstanding volume both for content and aspect. I am sure it will become a milestone in the scientific history of the disease." -- Mauro Bendinelli, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Universita di Pisa, Dipartimento Di Biomedicina, Italy.
"Let me again stress that I am very pleased with your book and your excellent addendum on Dr. Sigurdsson. " -- Gudmundur Petursson, Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland.
"Let me offer you both thanks and congratulations on a comprehensive work well done; a medical book with a human face." -- Professor C. R. Boughton, The Prince of Henry Hospital, Australia.
"We believe you have done CFS sufferers a service worldwide with this book...As a vehicle for raising public awareness and stimulating debate, we can hardly imagine anything more provocative." -- John Cross, PhD, University of Otago, Department of Microbiology, New Zealand.
The Nightingale Research Foundation "has broken new ground in compiling and editing a broad range of information about one of the most devastating of all chronic illnesses, braving the Zeitgeist by presenting ideas not only from the common wisdom of traditional medicine and research, but also from the worthy individuals in step with other drummers. The scope of your text is far-ranging and you leave no stone, no virus, unturned. The book is, to say the least, provocative and I'm sure that it will serve to stimulate researchers around the world to accept the challenge you have set before them. But most of all, your text will give new hope to many patients that finally the medical community is beginning to take this illness seriously. -- Walter J. Gunn, PhD, President, Arlington Associates Inc., and former Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Principal Investigator for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Studies.
About the Author
Dr. Byron M. Hyde is founder and chairman of The Nightingale Research Foundation, a charitable organization located in Ottawa, Canada dedicated to conduct and assist research into the cause and cure of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (M.E./CFS).
Dr. Byron Hyde attended the Haileybury School of Mines and worked as a geophysicist. He then did pre-medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and University College, University of Toronto, obtaining a degree in chemistry and nutrition. He graduated in medicine from the University of Ottawa where he was the Director and Chief of the International Exchange Program for the Canadian Association of Medical Students and Interns (CAMSI). Dr. Hyde founded the International Summer School in Tropical Medicine. He interned at Hotel Dieu in Montreal, was a resident at St. Justine Hospital in Montreal and at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. He also studied in Munich at the University Kinderklinik and in Paris at the Necker Hospital for Children.
He was a research chemist at the Roscoe B. Jackson Laboratory at Bar Harbour, Maine, a leading world laboratory in immunological research. Following this, he was Chief Technician in charge of the Electron Microscope Laboratory in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children, followed by a similar post at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Hyde has authored a book on Electron Microscopy and two non-medical books. Dr. Hyde has been a physician for 32 years and has performed charitable work as a physician in Laos and the Caribbean. He held the position of Chairman of the Ottawa Community Health Services Association, and is presently Chairman of The Nightingale Research Foundation.
In 1984, Dr. Hyde began the full-time study of the disease process then known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (renamed in 1986 by Dr. Gary Holmes in the USA to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). He has worked exclusively with M.E./CFS patients since 1985. In 1988, Dr. Hyde organized an association and founded The Nightingale Research Foundation, dedicated to the study of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He has also acted as Chairman of the 1990 Cambridge Easter Symposium and of the Workshop on Canadian Research Directions for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in May, 1991, at the University of British Columbia.