However, the Pediatrics study is unreliable as a measure of “chronic fatigue syndrome.” It is of note that this paper, like the FITNET-NHS protocol, also appears to have inaccurately presented the NICE guidelines. According to the Pediatrics paper, NICE calls for a CFS diagnosis after three months of “persistent or recurrent fatigue that is not the result of ongoing exertion, not substantially alleviated by rest, has resulted in a substantial reduction of activities, and has no known cause.” But this description is incomplete–it omits the NICE requirement that the fatigue must include the specific characteristic of post-exertional malaise in order to render a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Richard Wesley TeLinde — one of the top cervical cancer experts in the country at the time of Henrietta Lacks’ diagnosis. His research involved taking tissue samples from Henrietta Lacks and other cervical cancer patients at John Hopkins. For his research on carcinoma in situ and invasive carcinoma, and his concern about unnecessary hysterectomies, see his essay “Hysterectomy: Present-Day Indications,” Journal of the Michigan State Medical Society (July 1949); G. A. Gavin, H. W. Jones, and R. W. TeLinde, “Clinical Relationship of Carcinoma in Situ and Invasive Carcinoma of the Cervix,” Journal of the American Medical Association 149, (June 2, 1952); R. W. TeLinde, . Jones, and G. A. Gavin, “What Are the Earliest Endometrial Changes to Justify a Diagnosis of Endometrial Cancer?” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 66, (November 1953); and TeLinde, “Carcinoma in Situ of the Cervix,” Obstetrics and Gynecology 1, (January 1953). Also consult Howard W. Jones, Georgeanna Jones, and William E. Ticknor, Richard Wesley TeLinde (a biography of TeLinde).