Acknowledgments and Waiver of Copyright
This manual was prepared by Carmel Armon, M.D., M.H.S., Department of Neurology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California*, with the help of many patients, families, professional colleagues, and friends. Stacy Turley and Monika Johnson typed (and retyped) the early editions of the manual. Lee Lesneski, RN, drew the figures. The covers of the first three editions were designed by Bates Moses, now M.D. The Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Marketing produced the second, third, and fourth editions.
Printing and distribution costs of the first, third and fourth editions were borne by the Friends of Loma Linda University ALS Patients’ Fund (“Hearts for ALS”) and the Neurology Clinical Research Center. Major support to fund the printing of the second edition was received from the Loma Linda University Medical Center Employees’ Contributions Fund. Additional support was received from the Center for Neurologic Study, San Diego, California, and the Loma Linda University Neurology Clinical Research Center.
This manual is provided at no cost to patients and their families while supplies last. A donation to the Friends of Loma Linda University ALS Patients’ Fund will always be appreciated.
The material in this manual is not copyrighted and may be reproduced, unaltered, in whole or in part, in any form, provided that the entire text of the Acknowledgments and Waiver of Copyright is attached to it and provided that this condition is adhered to by anyone who receives or disseminates this material.
* Present Affiliation: Division of Neurology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.