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Dr. Don L. Jewett

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Research Director

Phone: (415) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.com
Abratech Corporation
475 Gate 5 Rd. Suite 213
Sausalito , California 94965
United States

Company Description: Abratech Corporation is a small biomedical R&D company co-founded in 1985 by Don L. Jewett, M.D., D.Phil., Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Calif., San Francisco. The...   more

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Abratech Corp. -- About Us, 1 Sept 2015 [cached]
Abratech Corporation is a small biomedical R&D company co-founded in 1985 by Don L. Jewett, M.D., D.Phil., Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Calif., San Francisco.
Don L. Jewett Research Director: (415) 389-8938
D Magazine, 30 April 2003 [cached]
Probably the most interesting case study to pass through the center is Dr. Don Jewett, now professor emeritus at the University of California at San Francisco.
Jewett's illness, like many patients', started amid heavy stress.During a midlife crisis he developed more than 80 symptoms of mysterious origin, including migraines, diarrhea, light sensitivity, cramps, and a chronic runny nose.He consulted a couple of allergists during several months, but his condition worsened.Eventually, one allergist told him he had to go to Dallas, where he was diagnosed as a universal reactor.Rea recommended that Jewett make his house "safe" (stripped of paint, carpet, and other potential irritants) and that he go on a rotation diet-meaning he couldn't eat the same food more than once in a period of several days.
When he returned to San Francisco, Jewett took with him a new understanding of life, he says.He changed his eating habits and bought a new house without carpet, formaldehyde-treated furniture, or gas appliances.He also convinced his colleagues at UCSF's Orthopedic Surgery Department, where he was on faculty, to let him open a small clinic specializing in Rea's techniques.Jewett also started a research project to determine the efficacy of the "provocation-neutralization" food testing (a centerpiece technique of Rea and his cohorts), in which patients are given samples of food and report whether they experience symptoms.
"I thought I was going to win the Nobel Prize, because I thought I was going to prove the effect of small [amounts of] chemicals on humans," Jewett says.Not quite.In the study, which was eventually published in the New England Journal of Medicine, he and three collaborators found that patients had the same response whether they were given the allergen or a placebo. (Rea and others protested that Jewett's results were meaningless, because the doses tested were too low.)
After the test failed, Jewett faced a dilemma.Dozens of his patients had gotten better using the rotation diet.Was it really just a placebo effect?He continued to advocate the diet, but with less enthusiasm and only as one of several options.He gradually noticed a change.New patients didn't report improvement on the diet."The doctor's attitude definitely influences the symptoms," he says.Eventually, he stopped telling patients about the diet.Instead, when MCS sufferers would come in, he would try to get them to talk about the underlying problems in their lives.If they were willing to discuss them, he often saw improvement.If they couldn't move beyond their belief in MCS, "then I had no effect."
Looking back, Jewett attributes his wide range of symptoms to stress.They disappeared when his life stabilized, he says.
The chief researcher for this project ..., 1 Mar 2003 [cached]
The chief researcher for this project was Don L. Jewett, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of California at San Francisco. He told a reporter he was surprised by the study's negative findings. "I believed it was going to be positive," he said. "I looked at it every way I could think of. It's just completely consistent with randomness. And that's the only thing it's consistent with. Jewett said that at one time he had been very much a believer, having been treated by a clinical ecologist.
Don Jewett agrees: "My basic underlying theory is that these patients are very stressed.
Not really, since the presence of ..., 24 June 2012 [cached]
Not really, since the presence of the goalkeeper can make the target for the kicker much smaller if the defender guesses correctly which side the kicker is aiming, says University of California neuroscientist Don L. Jewett in New Scientist. But if the behavior of either the kicker or goalkeeper becomes predictable, then an advantage can be gained -- not a "guaranteed" goal or save but a better chance of one.
To prevent this advantage, both kicker and goalkeeper need to choose a side at random, not easily done in the human brain. Also, goalkeepers may learn to read small giveaway movements of some kickers.
"To be truly random, perhaps coaches could flip a coin and then send an order to the kicker, and do likewise for the goalkeeper," Jewett says.
The Scientist :: What's Wrong With Single Hypotheses, Nov. 7, 2005, 7 Nov 2005 [cached]
By Don L. Jewett
Don L. Jewett ( is an emeritus professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and research director at Abratech, a small biotech R&D company.
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