Martin Lev

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Martin Lev was born in 1959 in England. He was a founding member of the patient group Action for ME. He committed suicide in 1992.[1]

Illness[edit | edit source]

Lev suffered from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).[2]

Interviews[edit | edit source]

Lev was antipathetic towards the MEA: "If Dr Shepherd and the ME Association are so keen on having research done on these supposedly ineffective treatments why don't they put their 1/4 million worth of research funds into proving or disproving the nutritional approach?"

"Blaming illnesses on mysterious viruses is very much in vogue these days. But it's becoming very clear to us that 'hunting the bug' ie, blaming ME exclusively on a virus is an incomplete, if not hazardous approach to medicine."(sic)

"One need only look at the many AIDS patients being made more ill by taking AZT, with its myriad of side-effects…"

"Until we do root out the cause of ME, isn't the best approach to be open to all possible causes and not to pour cold water on complementary approaches, particularly if they are making patients better?"[3]

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

Lev was a founder member of Action for ME[1] and at one point was the organisation's president.[2]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Eames, Tom (June 23, 2018). "Bugsy Malone cast - where are they now?". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Martin Lev". IMDb. Retrieved December 17, 2021.
  3. "ME - time for peer review of alternative therapists claims?". What Doctors Don't Tell You - ME - time for peer review of alternative therapists claims?. April 1991. Archived from the original on May 1, 2016.

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