Elizabeth Dowsett

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Dr Elizabeth G. Dowsett (better known as Betty Dowsett) (1920 - 14 June 2012) was a consultant microbiologist and notable ME/CFS researcher and clinician in the UK. Some of the people she collaborated with included Dr John Richardson, Dr Melvin Ramsay, and Jane Colby.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Dowsett was born in Newport Gwent and studied medicine at Edinburgh University. She began her medical career as a GP in London, and then qualified as a consultant microbiologist.[1]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

  • HFME - Articles by author: Dr Dowsett
  • 1996, Long Term Sickness Absence due to ME/CFS in UK Schools: An Epidemiological Study With Medical and Educational Implications, coauthored by Jane Colby and Elizabeth G Dowsett, is the largest ever epidemiological study of ME in the UK which revealed that ME is the most frequent cause of long-term sickness absence from school.[2] (Full text)

Other publications[edit | edit source]

Refers to the different for myalgic encephalomyelitis

London criteria[edit | edit source]

Dr. Dowsett was one of the co-authors of the 1994 London criteria case definition for research.[4]

Charity work[edit | edit source]

Dowsett was a medical advisor to the charities Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support and 25 Percent ME Group.[1][5]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support.
  2. Dowsett, Elizabeth G.; Colby, Jane (1996), "Long-Term Sickness Absence Due to ME/CFS in UK Schools: An Epidemiological Study with Medical and Educational Implications" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 3 (2): 29-42, doi:10.1300/J092v03n02_04
  3. Dowsett, EG (2004). "Rose By Any Other Name". 25 ME Group.
  4. EG Dowsett, E Goudsmit, A Macintyre, C Shepherd, et al., London criteria for M.E., Report from The National Task Force on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Westcare, 1994, pp. 96-98.
  5. 25 Percent ME Group - Advisors