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Qualifying from the London Hospital, Dr Hughes spent two years as a fellow with Dr Charles Christian in New York where he worked on diagnostic tests for lupus. In 1970, he returned to the Hammersmith Hospital where he set up Europe's first lupus clinic, moving this and the Lupus Research Unit to St Thomas' Hospital, London. in 1985. He is life president of Lupus UK and a member of the American Lupus Hall of Fame. He has published ten books on lupus and related disorders and is editor of the international journal, LUPUS: An International Journal. In 1993, Dr Hughes and his team won the international prize in rheumatology (awarded every four years by the International League Against Rheumatism - ILAR) for their discovery of the antiphospholipid syndrome - the clotting disorder which includes thrombosis and recurrent miscarriages occurring in Lupus and other diseases. In recognition, the antiphospholipid syndrome is now known as Hughes' Syndrome, confirmed at the 4th International Conference of Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Leuven.

Understanding Lupus is published by Julia Schofield Consultants Limited and is now available for £9.95 plus £1.20 postage and packing (remittance in UK pounds only). Orders should be sent (complete with a cheque for £11.15 made out to Julia Schofield Consultants Ltd) to Julia Schofield Consultants Ltd.) A CR-ROM (in PC format only) is also available. Prices are available to the address marked below or by email to marked "FAO: Robert Kirk - Lupus CD-ROM".

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Robert Kirk
Julia Schofield Consultants Limited (JSC)
Century House,
351, Richmond Road,
East Twickenham,
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The Webmaster would like to thank Dr Graham RV Hughes MD FRCP who is Consultant Rheumatologist and Head of the Lupus Unit at St Thomas' Hospital, for his generous support for this project and for the use of his book Understanding Lupus and other written material on the subject of lupus and connective tissue diseases.

Special thanks also to Sandy Hampson, Personal Assistant to Dr Graham Hughes MD FRCP.

The Webmaster would also like to thank Julia Schofield Consultants Limited (JSC) for their generous support and help in the construction of this website, without which, this web site would not have been possible. This includes some of the graphics from their CD-ROM "Understanding Lupus".

Other graphics used come from:
Bimsan's Web Graphics

Finally, my thanks to all those who have registered with this web site, for their generous support and for making important suggestions in order to continually improve the web site. The aim of L U P U S is to provide information and support for all those who visit; this site belongs to those who have lupus or lupus variant and other related conditions and it is to them that this web site is dedicated.

Rosalind M. Share M.A.(Ed),M.A(Psych),AdDip(Psych),MBACP,UKCP(Reg)
Updated 08 January, 2008

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