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.
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. (Full text)
Other publications[edit | edit source]
- Refers to the different for myalgic encephalomyelitis
London criteria[edit | edit source]
Charity work[edit | edit source]
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- 1997, Long Term Sickness Absence due to ME/CFS in UK Schools: An Epidemiological Study With Medical and Educational Implications
- ME Association - Dr Betty Dowsett, 1920 – 2012 | consultant microbiologist who championed M.E. | updated 6 July 2012
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Welsh Association of ME & CFS Support.
- 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
- Dowsett, EG (2004). "Rose By Any Other Name". 25 ME Group.
- 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.
- 25 Percent ME Group - Advisors