Monthly Archives: January 2004

Sick of the World

Two hours southeast of Dallas, on a dusty tract that could double for the moon, live 10 people who are allergic to the world. They almost never leave their ramshackle row of RVs and trailer homes, and visitors are even rarer. Extreme isolation is the only effective treatment that they have found for one of the most mysterious and controversial ailments in modern medicine. Like 30,000 other patients before them since the 1970s, they have come to North Texas because they believe one unorthodox physician — the man behind this barren, dystopian commune — can make them well again.

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