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Re: Gulf War Syndrome
As I read this, I did have the thought that I never met anyone who
didn't consider the insurance industry to be a profound &
self-serving scam. Purely anecdotal, of course, but worth
I also perceive a profound distrust of the medical industry, taken
as a whole. (Anecdotal again, of course.)
In this forum, we have learned to be distrustful of the privacy
Here is an example of the confluence of all three.
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Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 10:05:59 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Gulf War Syndrome
I am wondering if any of you caught the National Public Radio spot
friday morning, where a gulf war vet was interviewed. His name was
He has five or so simulataneous disabilities going on, most of them
apparently related to exposure to burning petroleum products,
exposure to biological weapons of Saddam, etc.
The US Army fought his medical claims by hiring a Psychiatrist to
him, and after writing a long treatise, concluded that the young
problems were 'somataform' disorder (psychosomatic or in the
'in his head'. Despite the fact that he had a doctor who had proven
diseases in lab results.
As I have gone on to document, this is the standard dodge in this
for medical problems. Whether from disease, auto accident, mugging,
accident or whatever, apparently this nations excuse for deflecting
responsibility is to hire a 'hired gun' psychiatrist, to write a
report on the victim, and blame everything on psychosomatic
Any comments, or observations?
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