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Important often Overlooked Historical Perspectives

Before the Word Fibromyalgia was brought into the nosology of  Medicine, people suffered, but it was misunderstood and mismanaged. By hearing the stories of those who have suffered long ago, it can help us have grace and patience for the medical community, which is still learning. There is a lot to be thankful for. There is also much validation as you will find validation from generations past and learn important clinical insights to help you, your loved one, or your patients live better.
Neurasthenia was one of the most common medical diagnoses from the late 1800s to the 1920s. It would now be called fibromyalgia and related conditions, also known as invisible illnesses. Learn from these doctors who were full of compassion.
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Important often Overlooked Historical Perspectives
Many people are unaware that John F Kennedy would now be diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and related conditions. Learn from his story.
Margaret Mitchell- Author of Gone With the Wind Series
Margaret Mitchell, the author of Gone With the Wind, suffered greatly from Fibromyalgia and related illnesses. Look back 100 years into her life, listen, learn, and grow.
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Rosemary Kennedy 
Do you ever wonder what it's like to unravel the secrets of a life long hidde from public view? Join us today as we sit down with acclaimed biographer Kate Clifford Larson, author of Rosemary - The Hidden Kennedy Daughter. Together, we embark on an emotional journey through the life of Rosemary Kennedy, beginning with her birth amid the Spanish Flu pandemic. We dive into the challenges Rosemary faced due to her intellectual disability and how the Kennedy family navigated these difficulties in a time when resources were scarce.

Kate spent six years in the archives, piecing together Rosemary's story. Her groundbreaking findings suggest that Rosemary might have been on the autism spectrum and had ADHD which was unbeknownst to herself, her family, her physicians, and teachers. This revelation presents a new perspective on the hardships the Kennedy family had to overcome in their quest to provide the best care for their daughter. We also discuss the power and sometimes the struggle of storytelling, particularly when it comes to chronicling your experience of chronic pain. 


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