From Library Journal
"Not all of our bodies were infected with Lyme, but Lyme affected all our lives," writes Lang, who is the mother of a teenage Lyme victim. She combines anecdotal experiences with factual documentation to illustrate the financial, physical, and emotional costs of this chronic disease. An articulate proponent for medical consumerism, Lang emphasizes the need for funding to escalate research and educational activities. Cowritten with an expert in Lyme disease, her book thoroughly describes the illness's diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative factors. While other recent titles such as Diana Benzala's Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease ( LJ 8/1/89) provide similar information, Lang's work is the most comprehensive. Well written and well documented, this is recommended for all consumer health collections.- Mary Prottsman, USAAMC Medical Lib., Fort Rucker, Ala.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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About the Author
Denise Lang is a popular speaker on family and health issues who has appeared on television shows nationally. A former award-winning reporter and editor, she currently works as a television producer in New York.
Kenneth Leigner, M.D., has published articles about Lyme disease in the Journal of American Medicine, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. He practices medicine in Armonk, New York.