Tell it to Your Doctor: The Empowered Patient
Thursday 21 April 2011, 19.00-20.00
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Susan Pike was born with osteogenesis imperfecta (sometimes
known as brittle bone disease), a condition in which fragile bones
constantly run the risk of breaking. She spent the first five years
of her life in hospitals and was then reclaimed by her parents.
Almost miraculously, she has lived into her fifties, in part owing
to the efforts of the rheumatologist who made heroic strides to
keep her healthy. This event explores how patient and doctor
interacted in the early part of their relationship.
Cyrus Cooper, Professor of Rheumatology and
Director, MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of
Susan Pike, patient
Professor George Rousseau, History Faculty, Oxford
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted
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