Bernard Rimland was one of my heroes.
If not for him I might be called a Refrigerator Mother.
If not for him Chandler may never have answered to his own name.
That he had the courage in the 60's to stand up to the establishment and say that his son had a medical illness, not psychological scars, changed the paradigm and began the search for treatments. And the first treatment that was found, was not discovered by Dr. Rimland himself, but mothers who began writing to him after his book was published to tell him that their children seemed to get better when they were on B vitamins. He listened to them, and Kirkland Labs listened to him, and the first real study on what would help our children was launched.
It was because he freed those mothers from the guilt that their children's disorder was caused by their lack of love that they could start finding a way to help their children.
If there is ANY justice in this world, Dr. Bernard Rimland will get the Nobel Prize.
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This USAAA WeeklyNews Special Edition is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Bernard Rimland