Real Delusions of an Unreal Disease: A History of Morgellons

In 1969, Joni Mitchell burst into tears. “They walked on the moon,” she said in In Her Own Words, “and I cried.” Mitchell recalls crying at a bulldozer tearing down trees in its path, crying at the site of their sad stumps. But even though Mitchell admitted that she “was a basket case,” she refused medical… » 4/15/15 12:30pm Wednesday 12:30pm

Mysterious Magenta Fibers Crawling Out Of Your Skin? You're Not Alone!

The only thing worse than a disease wherein mysterious microscopic fibers grow out of your arms and legs and cause unbearable itching is the creeping sensation of reading about one of those diseases. Which sort of explains, I think, why the medical community has long dismissed Morgellons disease as a mental illness.… » 1/22/08 12:00pm 1/22/08 12:00pm