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Congress Explores the Scientific Fringe

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Science  02 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5505, pp. 814
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5505.814

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According to Edward Hyman, Gulf War veterans suffer from a potentially lethal infectious disease, which he says he can cure by bombarding the body with antibiotics. Few other scientists subscribe to that view. But in 1996, Congress awarded Hyman, a retired physician in New Orleans, a whopping $3.4 million to carry out a clinical trial.