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Monday, October 29, 2007

More on the value of access for lay readers

Jon Danzig, Acromegaly: My DIY diagnosis, The Independent, October 29, 2007.  (Thanks to Matt Cockerill.)  This is Danzig's first-person story of how he correctly diagnosed his own acromegaly after years of inaccurate diagnoses by his doctors and consulting specialists.  He doesn't describe the kind of research he did to make the diagnosis, so we don't know that he used OA literature.  All we know is that OA literature makes this kind of research much easier.