Podcast Episode 13: The Curious Case of Leonard Trask – ‘The Wonderful Invalid’ and Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Welcome to another episode of Gut Heroes! Today I look at the curious story of Leonard Trask. It provides possibly the first documented account of what we now know to be ankylosing spondylitis in the US.

In this podcast, I look at:

✔️ About Leonard Trask and his tragic story
✔️ My highlights from the book and what we can take from them
✔️ The deluge of ‘quack’ treatments poor Leonard tried to beat his AS
✔️ Why the expectation effect, or placebo, was not enough
✔️ Why there’s so much to be grateful for

Show Notes:

📘 Leonard Trask, The Wonderful Invalid – Read for the book for free here
📘 You can also read it on Kindle here – The Kindle edition
📘 “Leonard Trask: The wonderful invalid: The first American description of ankylosing spondylitis” – See paper

Disclaimer: Please note, this is for informational purposes only. Gut Heroes does not offer medical advice. We are all different and what works for me may not work for you. I setup Gut Heroes to share information with you. To shine a light on my own personal discoveries (as I currently understand them) and to help you with your own personal research.

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