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Encyclopedia > Peter Snow (doctor)

Dr Peter Snow (died March 2, 2006) was a general practitioner who served the New Zealand rural community of Tapanui for over 30 years. He was president of the New Zealand College of GPs from 1998-99, and received their highest honour, Distinguished Fellowship, in 2001. He was a member of the Otago Hospital Board and its successor, the District Health Board. March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A general practitioner (GP) or family physician (FP) is a physician/medical doctor who provides primary care. ... The town of Tapanui lies in West Otago in New Zealands South Island, close to the boundary with Southland region. ...


Observing a similarity between the symptoms of stock suffering from selenium deficiency and some of his patients, he was the first in New Zealand to identify the disease now known as Chronic fatigue syndrome, popularly called "Tapanui flu" in New Zealand. General Name, Symbol, Number selenium, Se, 34 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 16, 4, p Appearance gray, metallic luster Atomic mass 78. ... Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) and various other names, is a syndrome of unknown and possibly multiple etiology, affecting the central nervous system (CNS), immune, and many other systems and organs. ...


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