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Roger Wyburn-Mason

Born 1911
Died 1983

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British physician, born October 2, 1911; died June 16, 1983.

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 Wyburn-Mason for a period accepted this theory but later rescinded it.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.

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