Pam Weintraub discusses the history and science of Lyme disease
Science journalist Pamela Weintraub, author of “Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic,” discusses the history and science of Lyme disease on the “Living with Lyme” podcast.
Weintraub is health and psychology editor at Aeon, a website that covers science, health, culture and “big ideas.” She’s also former senior editor of Discover Magazine.
When Weintraub learned that her oldest son tested positive for Lyme disease, she thought she had found an answer to the symptoms that had plagued her family for years. But her nightmare had just begun. Almost everything about Lyme disease turned out to be deeply controversial, from the microbe causing the infection, to the length and type of treatment and the kind of practitioner needed.
Weintraub’s book is a nuanced picture of the intense controversy and crippling uncertainty surrounding Lyme disease. She sheds light on one of the angriest medical disputes raging today.
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