Biography of Roger Wyburn-Mason
Professor Roger Wyburn-Mason – M.D., M.R.C.P., B. Chir., M.A., Ph.D. – was a brilliant scholar, researcher and a world-famed nerve specialist. However, he became famous, or notorious, for curing so-called incurable rheumatoid disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, in the 1960s. In 1975, at the IXth International Chemotherapy Congress in London, England, Roger Wybum-Mason astounded the medical world, announcing that he had found a new protozoon as the cause of Rheumatoid Disease. This concept originated with his friend, the world-renowned protozoologist, Vice Admiral Stamm, who maintained the idea that Amoeba chromatosa was the sole cause of Rheumatoid Disease. Wyburn-Mason for a period accepted this theory but later rescinded it.
His name is associated with the The Roger Wyburn-Mason and Jack M. Blount Foundation for the Eradication of Rheumatoid Disease. AKA The Arthritis Trust of America.