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The Nightingale Research Foundation is a
Canadian registered charitable organization dedicated to the study and
treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
and related illnesses.
We have been investigating M.E. and CFS patients since 1984. These
thousands of case studies have formed the basis of our research into the
causes and treatment for symptoms, and have led to a continual enhancement
of our diagnostic protocols. We are now integrating the knowledge gained
from this case-based research as we re-define the disease “of a thousand
We collaborate with other medical
organizations worldwide, and disseminate information to researchers, to the
legal and advocate community, to healthcare professionals, and to patients
and their caregivers.
We chose the Tiger, a natural killer, as our logo because
one of the first scientific benchmarks of M.E. and CFS was the fact that
patients lacked active natural killer cells, an essential part of the immune
We chose Nightingale as our name in honour of Florence
Nightingale who fell ill with an infectious disease during her service in
the Crimean War. Despite her severe disability, she went on to reform both
public health and health care, helping to bring medicine and especially the
care and treatment of the ill patient into the Twentieth Century.