In the 21st century the medical system for research was abruptly derailed by two factors that no one saw coming: Hope, and the Internet.
The trigger was Multiple Sclerosis. The progressive, debilitating symptoms of this cruel disease are fatigue, loss of muscle control and for many, death. There is no cure. But, in 2009, there was suddenly a ray of hope, a treatment that might help MS patients. Liberation therapy, a procedure that opened neck veins, bypassed conventional theory, and fractured the doctor-patient relationship.
MS Wars – Hope, Science & the Internet delves into the science, controversy and human drama around Liberation therapy. It is a cautionary tale about how the Internet has spurred a social network movement that is changing the doctor/patient relationship and the repercussions for physicians, institutions and us all.