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Volume 3, Number 2, July - December 2004

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 Parkinson's- another look - Is Parkinson's disease caused by a bacteria, 3rd edition by Lawrence Broxmeyer, MD, Softcover, 5.5" x 8".
New Century Press, 1055 Bay Boulevard, Suite C, Chula Vista, CA 91911, phone: (800) 519-2465, (619) 476-7400, Publication Date 2002. ii + 82 pages, ISBN 1-890035-26-2. Price $11.95

Parkinson's- another look - Is Parkinson's disease caused by a bacteria, by Lawrence Broxmeyer
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We keep receiving books for review from various publishers. However some books are of such paramount importance that we at the journal office thought one review may not be able to do justice to that book. One opinion may be slanted, perhaps by the individual tastes and preferences of the reviewer. Reviewers from different continents, nations, even different parts of the same nation may perceive a book differently. Why not send books to two or more different reviewers and get their opinion. We requested several authors/publishers to do that and they gladly obliged.

In our sister publication "Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology", we have been featuring books for quite some time now. However in THIS journal, we started featuring books (reviews from multiple experts) only from Vol. 1, No. 2 (July - December 2002). We hope to continue featuring books in our subsequent editions.

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 Taking the lead from our sister publication, from the second issue we started reviews of certain books of paramount importance as "featured books". The first book to be featured on our journal was The Second Highest World War - The Rama Theatre by Anoop Chandola (Published by Authors Choice Press, an imprint of iUniverse, Inc.), which was published in Vol. 1, No. 2 (July - December 2002) of this journal. If readers' reactions, and emails are any indication, this feature was a tremendous success.

 In Volume 2, Number 1 (January - June 2003), we featured Eternal Treblinka written by Charles Patterson, which proved to be an all time hit. It was reviewed by as many as 11 reviewers from 8 different countries and 5 different continents.

 In Volume 2, Number 2 (July - December 2003), we featured Silver Creek written by A.H.Holt, which proved to be an all time hit. It was reviewed by 3 reviewers from 3 different countries (all different continents).

 In the last issue (Volume 3, Number 1 : January - June 2004), we featured two very bold books. The first was Marriage Intimacy: New Approaches, a very bold sex education book by an 86 year old writer Gopal Krishna (who incidentally claims he is still sexually very active!). The second was by an outstanding medical author Lawrence Broxmeyer, who has been on staff at New York affiliate hospitals of Downstate, Cornell and N.Y.U. for over a decade. Entitled AIDS: What the Discoverers of HIV Never Admitted - Is AIDS really caused by a virus, it advocates that AIDS is caused NOT by HIV, but by a mutant strain of mycobacterium. This book was sent to a number of different reviewers from different continents, and sure enough it sparked off a big controversy.

This time we received yet another remarkable book from Broxmeyer. It is called Parkinson's- another look - Is Parkinson's disease caused by a bacteria, and like its predecessor, it stirs up a controversy by claiming that Parkinsonism is NOT a degenerative disorder as is commonly believed, but is caused by an infection from a bacteria belonging to the family Actinomycetales. Broxmeyer believes that it could either be a mycobacteria or a tuberculosis-like mycobacterial/nocardial cross.

I have gone through this book from cover to cover and I must say this: this book does stir up your imagination. No one knows Broxmeyer is right or wrong; time only will tell. But the book gnaws at your mind, and makes you think.

One might imagine Broxmeyer is duping the lay people by putting up specious arguments in favour of his theory. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In 2002, Broxmeyer gathered together his ideas in the form of a scientific paper and sent it to a peer reviewed journal widely respected among medical professionals around the world. This paper entitled "Parkinson's: another look" was published in the journal "Medical Hypotheses" in volume 59(4), pages 373-377. People wishing to get a pdf file of this paper may want to request Dr. Broxmeyer by clicking here.

Obviously just one reviewer could not do justice to a book of this nature. We at the journal office sent the book to five different reviewers around the world spanning five countries and three continents. The reviewers were not only requested to send us detailed reviews, but were asked to rate this book on a scale of ten. The following rating scale was provided to the reviewers.

0: Waste of time
1: Of minimal interest
2: Of little interest
3: Of some interest
4: Slightly below average
5: Average
6: Slightly above average
7: Good
8: Very Good
9: Excellent
10: Truly Outstanding

 Here is a detailed break-up of our reviewers and the ratings they gave this book.







Patrick Igbigbi

Patrick Igbigbi





South Africa



Vugar Huseynov

Vugar Huseynov

Azerbaijan Republic


Rakesh Gorea

Rakesh Gorea



America South(1)

Adriana Oliva

Adriana Oliva




Readers may want to click on the reviewers' pictures above to go to the review done by each of them. Or click on the numerals below to go to respective reviews.

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