John Richardson

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John Richardson, MB, BS, (1915-2002) was a British family practice physician who spent many years caring for and researching ME patients. He was a founding Member of the Newcastle Research Group, a member of the Melvin Ramsay Society, and the Environmental Medicine Association. He served as the Chairman of the 1989 Cambridge Symposium on the Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.[1] and the book that followed, The Clinical and Scientific Basis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, edited by Byron Hyde, was dedicated to Dr. Richardson.[2]

In 2001, Dr Richardson wrote a book describing the relationship between exposure to enteroviruses or toxins such as organophosphates and onset of myalgic encephalomyelitis and other organ pathologies.[3]

Richardson's research was involved in demonstrating an association between ME, enterovirus infection, and hypothalamic dysfunction[4], brainstem hypoperfusion[5], and brain pathology at autopsy.[6]

Just prior to his death in 2002, he produced a document[7] containing guidelines for physicians on diagnosing and treating ME patients.

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  1. https://books.google.com/books?id=nshvu-ORoJcC
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1124231/
  3. Enteroviral and Toxin Mediated Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Other Organ Pathologies
  4. 4.0 4.1 Richardson, John (October 1995), "Disturbance of Hypothalamic Function and Evidence for Persistent Enteroviral Infection in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1 (2): 59-66, doi:10.1300/J092v01n02_05 
  5. John Richardson & Durval Campos Costaa. (1998). Relationship Between SPECT Scans and Buspirone Tests in Patients with ME/CFS. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 4, Iss. 3, pp. 23-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v04n03_04
  6. J. Richardson. (2001). Viral Isolation from Brain in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 9, Iss. 1-2, pp. 15-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v09n03_03
  7. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: Guidelines for Doctors
  8. John Richardson. (2002). Toxins and Immunity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 10, Iss. 2, pp. 43-50. doi:10.1300/J092v10n03_05
  9. John Richardson. (2002). Myalgic Enchephalomyelitis: Guidelines for Doctors. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 10, Iss. 1, pp. 65-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v10n01_06
  10. J. Richardson. (2001). Viral Isolation from Brain in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 9, Iss. 1-2, pp. 15-19. doi:10.1300/J092v09n03_03
  11. John Richardson. (2000). Four Cases of Pesticide Poisoning, Presenting as “ME,” Treated with a Choline and Ascorbic Acid Mixture. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 6, Iss. 1, pp. 11-21. doi:10.1300/J092v06n02_03
  12. John Richardson & Durval Campos Costaa. (1998). Relationship Between SPECT Scans and Buspirone Tests in Patients with ME/CFS. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 4, Iss. 3, pp. 23-38. doi:10.1300/J092v04n03_04
  13. Byron M. Hyde. (2003). In Memoriam - John Richardson, Physician, 6th February 1915–18th July 2002. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 11, Iss. 2, pp. 129-132. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v11n02_10


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