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The voice of silence: when science is the enemy.

Atualizado: 1 de out. de 2020

The book: "The voice of silence: when science is the enemy. The Breast Implant Illness story." is available for sale on In the book, I talk about my participation in the saga of this disease. I address all the victories and difficulties we had during our study regarding silicone implants, from the initial denial of our findings by the Academy until the FDA's disease confirmation. I described my relationship with women silenced by science about problems related to implants. I illustrate that we cannot give up our battles and our convictions. I approach the contradiction and its importance in social construction. In this space, I provide some photos and links present in each chapter of the book. Available at

Chapter 1. The voice of silence.

Herd effect: report on the accident with the cattle herd. Link

Video with legend.

Chapter 2. The Beginning.

Research available on BIA-ALCL at PUBMED in the years 2015 and 2016.

Images of the patient with the ruptured implant. MRI examination without changes.

The first case of SIGBIC, with the international publication. Article link.

Dr. Tervaert's work on ASIA Syndrome. Article link.

Dr. Dijkman's works on silicone bleeding. Article link.

Tips for SIGBIC diagnosis. Article link.

Chapter 3. My story.

Articles about H. pylori. Link to Article 1 and Link to Article 2.

My grandfather, Dr. Jonas, resting in his personal library.

Chapter 4. The first results.

Patients' clinical findings. Article link.

The most relevant article in Immunology and SIGBIC. Article link.

Chapter 5. Beyond SIGBIC.

Chapter 6. Leaving the lab.

IBCC Oncology building in São Paulo.