Contents
Encounters with the Invisible:
Unseen Illness, Controversy, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Author's Note

xi

Introduction

xv

Prologue — Listening to Einstein in the Dark

1

Chapter 1. Encounters with the Invisible

30

Chapter 2. Seeing

49

Chapter 3. Silence

66

Chapter 4. That Name

83

Chapter 5. The Erotics of Illness

102

Chapter 6. Staying Home

122

Chapter 7. Neurasthenia Revised

140

Chapter 8. Remedies, Advice, and the (Dis)Information Glut  

153

Chapter 9. Listening

174

Chapter 10. Passing

190

Chapter 11. Protean Phantasmagoria

210

Chapter 12. Brain Drain

229

Chapter 13. The Necessity of Beauty

242

Chapter 14. That Name.2

261

Chapter 15. On Determination

276

Chapter 16. Candida Connection

276

Chapter 17. Limbo

294

Chapter 18. Returning

261

Epilogue — Body of Knowledge

276

Afterword, Nancy Klimas, MD

276

Notes

294

Index

320

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