I am curious if any of you have stumbled upon this video made by Professor Arnaud of the Autoimmune Disease Centre in Strasbourg? I am quite fascinated by it. From a historical point of view, he draws a through line from AD 850 to our modern day using photographs from various medical texts. One thing that really leaps out at me is the almost total absence of women in the story until the most recent medical notes. Either this could be because only men were written about as patients, or...? Considering the most commonly known fact about lupus today is that women are affected nine times out of ten, it does seem an intriguing lapse on Prof Arnaud's part to not mention how the gender switch occurred, or when or why.
I have been working on a book about living with lupus and auto-immunity for many years and this historical element is important to include, but as always there continue to be these giant gaps and confusing, inconclusive histories. Any thoughts?
P.S. have had both my AstraZeneca vaccine jabs - my second post jab headache is only now slowly wearing off after many days! Bonne chance to you all xxxx
P.P.S healthunlocked.com/lupusuk/... Barnclown wrote about a similar theme a couple of years ago, which I'm linking here too... which dates our first lupus patient Eraclius to a hundred years later and instead of the religious cure Eraclius apparently experienced thanks to Saint Martin, there are some dodgy chickens involved!! Whom to believe?!!