Bacteria in disguise
Chronic inflammatory diseases have until now been deemed incurable, as the name itself suggests. However, there is good reason to challenge this perspective. The American bacteriologist, Lida Mattman (1912-2008), professor in bacteriology at Wayne State University, devoted her entire life and professional career to studying bacteria. She published her work in a book, Cell Wall Deficient Forms, in 2001. * According to Mattman, the cause of chronic inflammatory diseases can be traced back to cell wall deficient bacterial forms – called pleiomorphic bacteria.