Mold Warriors by Dr Ritchie Shoemaker
Gateway Press 2005

Chapt. 23
Mold at Ground Zero for CFS

History Doesn't Remember the Names of the Critics

The history of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) begins in Incline Village, Nevada in 1985. In the medical history of CFS, each of the concepts applies--failed theories and failed criticism.
One victim, Erik Johnson, told everyone who would listen that mold was a cause of CFS. He came up with his theory at the wrong time in the politics of medical opinion, as a unknown viral cause was blamed instead. Johnson tried repeatedly to get the attention of leading CFS researchers then and now to look at what he knew about mold sensitivity. None of the heralded CFS researchers would listen.
Twenty years passed before Erik's mold opinions were vindicated.