Following a suggestion, I am posting this "request for assistence"
August 3, 1993.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I have a certain question to place forward to the receiving audience
in this News Group. I am unsure as to the appropriateness of posting this
question within this news group; in that this question might be better
served if I posted it, to another group. If you should feel so after
your reading; please take a moment to re-direct me to that particular news
group if you could.
The matter reflects a predicament - an acquaintance of mine, that I
most recently met has been placed in. His wife has been diagnosed of having
an ailment called "Poly-Arthritis". I have thus far performed a variety of
Library searches and Veronica Searches in Gopherspace to No-avail. This, in
an attempt to perhaps find scholarly writings, any new development in the
field as classified, prospective treatment(s) - that are being performed
away from their region of presence, and any matter that might bring to an
understanding to -how- they might combat perhaps the finality, of the present
diagnosis, that have been rendered.
The diagnosis that have been rendered is that, a certain woman might
have to spend the remainder of her life in a wheel chair, on account of the
deteriorating conditions brought forth by her disease.
I have been demonstrating to this gentleman, whose wife has this
ailment, and certain concerns that he is associated with; the power in, and
of, people and the various communication channels that which is - this
networked environment. All of which demonstrates wonderful tool the networks
are and display the uniqueness of people inter-relating with other people.
I am most sincerely hoping that matters of a positive nature might
develop from this enquiry to their benefit.
I feel that I must add - as an annotation, that the party is located
in French Polynesia. The reason I make a finite mention of this is to
indicate that there is sometimes, a certain tendency for ailments to be
classified - in such cases, differently area wise - atleast in name.
I presently wonder if Poly-Arthritis in this case is indeed more
generally known as, or, classified as Rheumatoid Arthritis and it's
variations? While I have not provided for your understanding, case history,
symptomatic development, more finite details etc., I have provided here
-all- that I know.
Any help in terms of guidance and direction to sources of information
or expertise in this country of ours, or elsewhere is indeed - much
I shall, expeditiously pass the details on to them --as soon-- as I
receive it from you.
Many, many thanks and all the very best,
E:mail bm189 at po.cwru.edu