Friday, July 15, 2016

Porphyria Television and other Media

Porphyria Television and other Media

The following is a list of Television, and Other Media that have featured Porphyria

Books and Papers
  • “On Porphyria and the Aetiology of Werewolves” by L. Illis', 1963, paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine January 1964
  • The Porphyrias by Geoffrey Dean, 1971
  • Vampires by Nancy Garden, 1973
  • "Porphyria, Vampires, and Werewolves: The Aetiology of European Metamorphosis Legends", paper by David Dolphin for the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1985
  • Porphyrins and Porphyria by Y. Nordman, 1986
  • American Vampires: Fans, Victims, Practitioners by Norine Dresser, 1989
  • Porphyria by Tammy Evans, 1997               
  • Purple Secret: Genes, 'Madness' and the Royal Houses of Europe by John C. G. Rohl, 1999
  • Porphyria, A Lyon’s Share of Trouble by Desiree Lyon Howe, 2004
  • Royal Maladies: Inherited diseases in the royal houses of Europe by Alan Rushton, 2008
  • Porphyria: The Ultimate Cause of Common, Chronic, & Environmental Illnesses, 2nd Ed. by Steven Rochlitz, 2010
  • Ultimate Comics Avengers 3 #1, comic by Mark Millar, October 2010
  • Oscar Pistorius: The Possible Porphyria Factor by Steve Rochlitz, 2013

Magazines and Blogs
Pain News Network
Parade Magazine
  • Desiree Lyon Howe Story
  • Porphyria, Rare Disease Feature
National Geographic
New York Time Magazine & Blog

Movies
  • The King’s Speech (2010)
  • The Madness of King George (1994) & (2005) - film based on the 1991 Alan Bennett play “The Madness of George III”
  • Porphyria (2010

News Reports
ABC.com
ABC News Specials
  • Medical Mysteries Series, Episode 2
  • Interview with Desiree Lyon
ABC Nightline
ABC Prime Time
  • CEP Segment - Kasey Knauf
  • Royal Mystery Unraveled,  August 15, 2012
Anderson Cooper 360
  • CEP
BBC news
CNN
CNN iReport  
Dr. Drew
  • Mystery Illness - December 2012
Dr. Oz
  • EPP Patient - Craig Leppert
Fox News
  • Interview with Desiree Lyon
  • Vampires, A Medical Myth, November 2009
  • King George, Madness or Arsenic, July 2005
  • EPP with Dr. Herbert Bonkovsky July, 2015
Good Morning America
NBC Evening News
  • NBC Evening News, Thur. May 31 2005
  • Dr. Bruce Spielgaman WBZ, August 2005
  • Sunlight Allergy July, 2015
NBCnews.com
Sanjay Gupta 
USA Today

Television Shows
Castle
  • Vampire Weekend: Season 2, Episode 6
CSI Las Vegas
  • Justice Served: Season 1, Episode 21
  • Blood Moon:  Season 11, Episode 3
Dateline NBC
Diagnose Me
  • Ballerina Interrupted Season 1, Episode 4, May 8, 2015
Doc Martin
  • Uneasy Lies the Head: Season 4, Episode 2
Gray’s Anatomy
  • Time Warp: Season 6, Episode 15
House
  • The Socratic Method: Season 1, Episode 6
  • Honeymoon: Season 1, Episode 22
  • Fools for Love: Season 3, Episode 5 (mentions porphyria)
  • Finding Judas: Season 3, Episode 9
  • Don’t Ever Change: Season 4, Episode 12 (mentions porphyria)
  • Guardian Angels: Season 4, Episode 4 (mentions porphyria)
  • Whatever it Takes: Season 4, Episode 6 (mentions porphyria)
  • The Itch: Season 5, Episode 7
  • Emancipation: Season 5, Episode 8 (mentions porphyria)
  • Let Them Eat Cake: Season 5, Episode 10
  • Carrot or Stick: Season 7, Episode 10
  • You Must Remember This: Season 7, Episode 12
  • Bombshells: Season 7, Episode 15
  • Charity Case: Season 8, Episode 3
  • Post Mortem: Season 8, Episode 20
Learning Channel
  • Porphyria, Another Myth in the Making
Midsomer Murders  
  • Masterclass: Season 13, Episode 5  
Montel Williams
  • Porphyria with Lauren Warren
  • Rare Diseases with the Leppert Family
Mystery Diagnosis
  • The Sickest Patient in the Hospital and Terrifying Tremors: Season 5
  • The Boy Who Kept Swelling: Season 6 Episode 6
Mystery ER
  • Seeping Through the Cracks/Purple Haze: Season 1, Episode 3
Medical Mysteries
  • George III - Mad or Misunderstood, BBC, July 14, 2012
Saving Hope: 
  • The Great Randall: Season 1, Episode 6
Secret History
  • Purple Secret in Search of Royal Madness: Season 6, Episode 6
Scrubs
  • My Ocardial Infarction: Season 4, Episode 13
  • Kelso’s Last Stand: Season7, Episode 9
  • My Dumb Luck: Season 9, Episode 7
  • Outta here like Vladimir: Season 8, Episode 4
Telemundo
The Night Shift
  • ​Parenthood: Season 2 Episode 9
Travel Channel
  • Romania Documentary
X Files
  • “3”: Season 2, Episode 7
  • Bad Blood: Season 5, Episode 12

Over 100 local television stations have produced stories on individual patients.  There have also been a large number of articles on patients in local newspapers.   


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