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001    on1153649345 
003    OCoLC 
005    20210105134938.0 
008    200923s2021    nyu      b    000 0deng   
010      2020041716 
020    9780316492508|q(hardcover) 
020    0316492507|q(hardcover) 
020    |z9780316492492|q(ebook) 
035    (OCoLC)1153649345 
040    DLC|beng|erda|cDLC|dOCLCO|dOCLCF|dUAP 
042    pcc 
049    MCPL 
050 00 RB150.F37|bW52 2021 
082 00 362.196/0478|223 
082 04 616.0478|223 
100 1  White, Tracie,|eauthor. 
245 14 The puzzle solver :|ba scientist's desperate quest to cure
       the illness that stole his son /|cTracie White; with 
       Ronald W. Davis, PhD. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bHachette Books,|c2021. 
264  4 |c©2021  
300    xiii, 222 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-222). 
505 0  Introduction -- The house -- The invisible patient -- The 
       adventure -- A mysterious diagnosis -- Rocket boy -- Blood
       trails -- Raggedy Ann syndrome -- In search of lost time -
       - The map -- The heartbreaker -- Vindication -- The 
       superman -- Epilogue.  
520    "For the past six years, Whitney Dafoe has been confined 
       to a bedroom in the back of his parents' home, unable to 
       walk, to eat, to speak. The sound of music causes him 
       pain. At one point, the formerly healthy, young, freelance
       photographer, faced starvation as his 6'3" frame withered 
       to 115 pounds. In desperation, Whitney and his parents 
       went from one specialist to another, and still no answers.
       Then, finally, a diagnosis: the mysterious disease myalgic
       encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). 
       Whitney's story is heartbreaking, but it's also one of 
       redemption. It reaches far beyond just one family's 
       harrowing tale. Today, ME/CFS affects between 1 and 2.5 
       million Americans--and 20 million people around the world.
       Those afflicted largely suffer in silence because the 
       disease is little known and much misunderstood. The 
       question lingers still whether it even exists outside the 
       patient's mind. Often disbelieved, they're abandoned by 
       family and friends. They lose their jobs, and battle with 
       insurance companies over rising medical costs as the 
       chronic disease continues on year after year. In one way, 
       Whitney has been lucky. He could reach out to his father, 
       a world renowned, scientist, for answers. This book is the
       story of one father's desperate hunt for the insidious 
       illness that stole his son away. Invisible follows Ron as 
       he unravels the molecular trail within his own son's 
       donated blood and genome, to began to find answers. He 
       confirms this is a biological disease and uncovers new 
       possibilities for treatments and potentially a cure. At 
       its heart, Invisible is about more than just cutting edge 
       research or a race to find the cure for ME/CFS--it's about
       the unbreakable bond between a father and his son, and the
       lengths to which a parent will go to save their child's 
       life"--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Dafoe, Whitney. 
600 10 Davis, Ronald W.|q(Ronald Wayne),|d1941- 
650  0 Chronic fatigue syndrome|xTreatment. 
650  0 Myalgic encephalomyelitis|xTreatment. 
650  0 Myalgic encephalomyelitis|xPatients|vBiography. 
650  0 Fathers and sons|vBiography. 
650  7 MEDICAL / Pathology.|2bisacsh  
650  7 Chronic fatigue syndrome|xTreatment.|2fast
650  7 Fathers and sons.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00921899 
650  7 Myalgic encephalomyelitis|xPatients.|2fast
655  7 Biographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919896 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft 
700 1  Davis, Ronald W.|q(Ronald Wayne),|d1941-|eauthor. 
914    MID.b26643212 
994    C0|bMCP 
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