A Brief History

 

“When you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras,” Dr. Theodore Woodward tells his medical students. "When you see symptoms, you should look for the expected cause first, rather than the exotic." But sometimes it really is a zebra. In fact, 250-350 million people worldwide suffer from rare diseases. 

Rare Disease Review was formed to bridge the divide between the dense, complex research done by the scientists around the world and the elementary information provided by many websites. In short, it's hard to find solid information about rare diseases that provides a satisfactory level of depth and detail that's written in simple and easy to understand English.  

“When you see symptoms, you should look for the expected cause first, rather than the exotic. But sometimes it really is a zebra.”

The Review is a medical and health policy journal focused on providing detailed discourse on rare diseases and their societal effects that anyone can understand. Since its founding in 2015, Rare Disease Review has been committed to communicating science to the general public, and to discussing the relationship between science and society.