The Resource The widening circle : a Lyme disease pioneer tells her story, Polly Murray

The widening circle : a Lyme disease pioneer tells her story, Polly Murray

Label
The widening circle : a Lyme disease pioneer tells her story
Title
The widening circle
Title remainder
a Lyme disease pioneer tells her story
Statement of responsibility
Polly Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first person to focus attention on Lyme disease, Polly Murray tells the harrowing story of her early efforts to identify what was making her family so sick-- and their battle with the illness over a twenty-year period
  • In Lyme, Connecticut, in 1965, Polly Murray, her husband, and their four children led an almost picture-perfect life. But Polly began to be plagued by mysterious ailments, and as the rest of her family started to experience similar symptoms, she knew something was terribly wrong. When doctor after doctor failed to explain what was happening to them, Polly was forced to confront disbelief, lack of caring, and, eventually, apathy on the part of the medical establishment, all the while suffering herself. Her personal investigation into the cause of her family's illness, which became as passionate as a detective's, eventually initiated a medical investigation that led to the 1982 discovery by Dr. Willy Burgdorfer of the dangerous bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Polly tells her tale from the viewpoint of a patient who was a pioneer in the medical recognition of Lyme disease. Lyme disease remains a poorly diagnosed, controversial illness. Lyme victims and their families can take hope from Polly's courageous and inspiring story
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Polly
Dewey number
  • 362.1/9692
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
RC155.5
LC item number
.M87 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WC 406 M983 1996
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murray, Polly
  • Lyme disease
  • Lyme disease
Label
The widening circle : a Lyme disease pioneer tells her story, Polly Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33439511
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages
Isbn
9780312140687
Lccn
95047395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33439511
Label
The widening circle : a Lyme disease pioneer tells her story, Polly Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm33439511
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 321 pages
Isbn
9780312140687
Lccn
95047395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)33439511

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