lyme in 1996
The reference to note is the Girschick reference showing intracellular persistence of Bb inside synovial cells. Back in 1996 the ridiculous debate of whether Bb could be intracellular was still raging on. The nay-sayers stuck to their guns and ignored the mounting evidence. The medical community ignored intracellular possibilities perhaps because most intracellular diseases were either incurable, or difficult to detect and treat. (Leprosy, TB, Malaria, Toxoplasmosis, then add to this that Borrelia infections have the motility of the Syphilis spirochete!) The medical experts at the time treated Lyme dies like it was a simple sore throat and not for the deadly pathogen it was. Two weeks of doxycycline was the recommended treatment. Now exactly 20 years later our experts are just as belligerent and blind. The treatment protocols are essentially unchanged. How does this happen in Modern Medicine? Now the debate is whether Borreliosis can cause Dementia. The evidence is overwhelming but the response by our experts is the same as it was in 1903 when they doubted that Syphilis could cause Dementia. That argument was settled in 1913 when brain pathology of Syphilis patients that developed Dementia showed spirochetes in the brain. They showed both Cause and Effect.