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How to Read & Understand This Oasis Brain HMPAO SPECTMap

This brain map of a Canadian patient is provided by:

Dr Sonia Neubauer

Clinica Las Condes

Lo Fontecilla 441, 

Santiago 6770128, Region Metropolitana,


Enteroviral Positive Gastric Mucosa

The blue tissue is normal.  The black cells are stomach cells chronically infested by enterovirus in all M.E. patients.


Test performed by:

Dr. John CHIA


23560 Crenshaw Boulevard, #101

Torrance, CA 90505



310-784-5880 clinic 

310-534-9700 - lab

Legal Decisions

This section includes legal decisions of interest to the CFS and M.E. community and their lawyers. We welcome the addition of other court/arbitration rulings for Disability Insurance, Social Security and Canada Pension Plan cases. To submit these cases for inclusion on the NRF site, please send an electronic copy of the ruling or other case information to us here.

Case: K.Sharon Baillie, Plaintiff versus Crown Life Insurance Company, Defendant – impressive new research submitted by Dr. Flor-Henry, Neuropsychiatrist, Alberta Medical Hospital, proves that “CFS is not a psychoneurotic injury…It is organic.” (para 35)

CFS: Arbitration Decision


Note: a French version available by email 

Case: Office de la Langue Française – “the employer” and Syndicat des professionnelles et professionnels du Gouvernement du Québec – “the union” (Grievance #17675 – Pierre Martel). Concluding statements by the Arbitrator, Gilles Desnoyers, are certainly worth the read.


NEW - Understanding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Byron Hyde MD

This easy to read, hardcover, coloured, library-quality book with sewn pages is the best and most comprehensive book ever written on M.E. and CFS containing essential advice for patients and physicians.

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) & The Return of Polio to the USA

Byron Hyde MD

This e-publication is about the unknown Polio, the disease that ended the life of the wonderful Carter and about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), the disease that has ended the normal life of tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of women, men, youths and children in the world.

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Missed Diagnoses - Dr. Hyde's 2010 book, "Missed Diagnoses" is available on either in printed format, or electronic format via download.

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The Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  - Edited by Byron Hyde, M.D. - Nightingale Research Foundation, Ottawa, Canada with editorial and conceptual advice from Paul Levine, M.D., NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA and Jay Goldstein, M.D., Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Institute, USA, 1992. Published by Nightingale Research Foundation simultaneously in Canada and the USA, 1992.

Download eBook (PDF) for free (Large file --> 150MB)

Or purchase a hardcopy for $100.00 + postage.  Quantities are limited.  (The book is 724 pages and weighs approx. 2kg or 4.5 pounds).  Contact our office to purchase.    

The Terrible Tale of Amy Brown

This story is about a lovely nine year old schoolgirl who lives with her family in an amazing and sometimes turbulent country called England. It once had one of the best public health systems in the world. It is still a country full of good and kind people and great physicians, but sometimes physicians are too busy and miss important illnesses. This is such a story. Download PDF for free.

The Nightingale Definition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) 

Important Historical Books and Documents Important to Understand M.E.

Fatigue : Mosso, A. (Angelo) - A summary of Angelo Mosso's book "Fatigue" written by Byron M.  Hyde, M.D.   Download the free PDF summary here.

Fatigue : Mosso, A. (Angelo), 1846-1910 : Free ... - Internet Archive

Jun 28, 2009 - Book digitized by Google from the library of University of Wisconsin - Madison and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Epidemiological Study of an Epidemic, Diagnosed as Poliomyelitis, Occurring Among the Personnel of the Los Angeles County General Hospital During the Summer of 1934 - By A.G. Gilliam

Polio and Immunization - The Lancet - Poliomyelitis and prophylactic inoculation against diphtheria, whooping cough and smallpox.

A Little Bit of Humour
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