How 2 Wikipedia editors and their anonymous cohorts stole my theory

One example of their intellectual property crime ©

this item was first posted onto the internet on 6-5-13




The Posture Theory has been deleted from Wikipedia but the main principles have been rewritten in different words, and copied into two new Wikipedia pages

In 1975 there were many theories which described multiple aches and pains as the trivial or imaginary symptoms which were said to be "all in the mind", and attributed to psychological factors, and called hypochondria.

I had many of those symptoms so I began to look for the real cause myself and eventually, five years later, was able to conclude that they were all due to the bio mechanical effect of sitting at a desk and leaning forwards repeatedly, which strained the spine to cause neck and back aches, and compressed the lungs to cause breathing problems, and compressed the air in the chest to cause poor flow of blood to the brain, and eventually weak blood vessels, and weak blood flow, tiredness and fatigue etc.

Ten more years went by when I walked into an antique shop and saw a picture of the internal organs of a nineteenth century woman which had been crushed by wearing tight corsets, so I assumed that such women would have exactly the same set of symptoms due to the bio mechanical effects of the corsets.

While my objective was to determine the cause to learn how to treat my own health problems effectively, I knew that I had also proven that a lot of major medical and psychiatric theories were wrong, and that some of the proponents of those ideas would not like the public to know that fact.

In 2007 that became obvious when a person reviewed my theory with my co-operation, and with my permission, added it to Wikipedia.

While it was just an essay about posture and tight garments causing health problems everything went smoothly, but when the word hypochondria was added to the text, it became - poor posture causes the symptoms which were previously believed to be imaginary!

In other words, it proved that the old ideas were wrong.

Within a few hours six editors rushed into the page to say "delete", "speedy delete", "delete", delete", "delete" etc.

It was obvious that some of the anonymous editors were not going to allow the public to see that.

I then added a few more words about the theory to a topic called Da Costa's syndrome, and within a short time it became clear that two editors, with the ID's of "WhatamIdoing" and "Gordonofcartoon", resented that idea, and became jealous, ill-mannered, hostile, spiteful, and vindictive toward me, and deleted everything about it within a month. However they continued to take turns hounding and harassing me for the next 12 months to criticise and delete every contribution I made, regardless of how independent and reliable the information was, until they arranged for an administrator to barge in on an arbitration discussion and ban me on his own, but using Wikipedia's "IGNORE ALL RULES" policy.

During that time it was obvious to me that they knew my theory was correct, but they didn't want anyone else to know that I wrote it, and contributed such a good idea to Wikipedia.

However, they want the best ideas in Wikipedia, so they, or other editors stole mine, and gave the impression that they got it from other sources.

One of many examples of the theft of my intellectual property can be seen below.


The column below on the left shows the text of The Posture Theory page which describes how poor posture compresses the chest and abdomen to cause many health problems, and supports it with evidence with the details of how nineteenth century corsets caused the same symptoms and ailments.

Two months after it was all deleted, some anonymous thieves set up a brand new Wikipedia page for the topic of "Poor posture", and added most of that information.

Similarly, about ten months after I was banned, another group of anonymous thieves set up a brand new topic page called "Effects of tight lacing on the body", and rewrote my information, ideas, and contributions, and added it to that page.

Notably, when I was the first person to add that information to Wikipedia my two critics called it stupid nonsense and rubbish and deleted it. However, several other editors have since added the same information and it has been there for several years, and is still there.


I invite the public to check these facts and do something about it. For example, check the list of symptoms which I attribute to poor posture in the diagram above, and then check those described in the Wikipedia page about Poor Posture, and check the list of paragraphs in the Wikipedia page about the Effects of Tight Lacing.

See more details about my theory and the symptoms in that diagram here.



My theory


The Posture Theory

About how poor posture and tight waisted corsets compress internal anatomy to cause the same health problems.

Wikipedia's new topic page

Part 1 of their theft of my theory


Poor posture


Started as a new topic page two months later


Wikipedia's new topic page

Part 2 of their theft of my theory


Effects of Tight Lacing on the body


Started as a new topic page 10 months after I was banned


First published in June 1980, and later in a book from 1994-2000 and a website from 1994 until now.

A review was added in mid-late 2007.

and deleted at 1:46 on 5-12-07 by Fang Aili here.

Some more information added from7:39 on 9-12-07 here to 6:10 on 18th December 2007 here, and deleted January 2007 here.


Created by Wikipedia ID Dr.Nick at 11:22 on 14-3-08here


During the next 5 years 45 edits have been added by numorous anonymous ID;s and anonymous editors. See here.


still there at 2:30 on 23-4-2013 here

Created by Mids90 at 14:02 on 18-11-09 here.

During the next 3 and a half years 48 edits were added by numerous anonymous ID's anonumous editors.


still there at 3:11 on 27-4-09 here.

The Posture

The Posture Theory is a concept used to explain why many people experience a variety of backaches, chest and stomach pains, and other symptoms without any particular diagnoses.
Previously, the symptoms had been regarded as the imaginary complaints of those with hypochondria, because there was no x-ray evidence of disease.

The actual cause of many of these symptoms remained a mystery until the publication of a 1980 essay entitled "The Matter Of Framework." In it, author M. A. Banfield first described how leaning forward with a stooped spine compresses the chest and abdomen resulting in stomach and chest pains, palpitations and breathlessness. In addition, the pressure on air and blood vessels in the chest can result in faintness and fatigue. After years of crooked posture, he postulates, the stooped spine alters the shape of the body’s organs, causing a multitude of symptoms.

The cause remained a mystery because
1. there was no immediate link between cause and effect, and
2. not everyone with poor posture develops such symptoms.

Why? Because other factors contribute, such as a stooped spine, sedentary work (which involves leaning toward a desk), and tight corsets or belts which reduce the chest and the abdominal space.

According to Banfield, slouching pushes the stomach into a vertical rather than horizontal position. Reformed this way, the stomach functions less efficiently, and can result in impaired digestion.

Palpitations can be felt when the chest in pushed back against the heart so the beating is more readily felt on the chest wall.

Banfield goes on to say people with sideways curvature of the spine, have one shoulder lower than the other. When such a person leans toward a desk, as to write, for instance, the spine twists, and the lower tip of their breastbone stabs the stomach, producing pain, weakness, and tenderness.

Another example is low quality vocal sounds that are produced when the a stooped head compresses the throat. For this, postural improvement methods, such as “The Alexander Technique,” have been used by both singers and radio announcers to straighten and strengthen the vocal cords for clear vocal quality.

Pressure on the lungs makes it difficult to take a full breath so the person will tend to take several quick deep breaths every few minutes.

The effect of leaning toward a desk is subtle, but patients find it difficult to sit still and constantly move about in their chairs or get up often to walk about. They seem to be generally restless and ultimately develop insomnia.


Symptoms are more common during pregnancy when the enlarging womb presses against the heart and lungs, and when the increasing weight of the baby puts pressure on the abdominal veins. Women have reported relief when laying down and rolling from side to side.


In his play RICHARD III, Shakespeare seems to have seen the connection between pressure and symptoms when he wrote: "Oh, cut laces in sunder, that my pent heart may have some scope to beat, or else I swoon."

Translated into modern English and Posture Theory context would be: "Oh, cut the laces of my corset to relieve the pressure on my heart which is confined to such a small chest, so that it can have room to beat, and allow the blood to flow from my feet to my brain, or else I will faint."

Indeed, the symptoms were more commonly reported by corseted city girls than loosely- clothed country girls.

The corset compressed the waist and was responsible for countless illnesses and the fainting spells that were so common in the nineteenth century. Women typically relieved the faint by unlacing their corsets, which reduced the pressure on their waists, and by laying down on chaise lounges to allow the free flow of blood between their feet and their brains.

However, women did not believe the connection because they could not see the distorting affect the corsets had on their internal organs.

Only an anatomist could see the horrendous effects the corset had on deforming the insides of a woman.

Anatomists often cut open a woman after she died and saw the compressed and twisted stomach, liver and womb. Statistics showed that women who wore the tightest corsets had the shortest life expectancy.

Fortunately, the corset era came to an end during World War I. The men went to war while the women went to work in munitions factories. There, they could not get enough air into their lungs to do the heavy manual work until they discarded their corsets in favor of loose factory clothing.

The impetus of the theory was Banfield's own healing of his Da Costa's syndrome.

Between 1991 and 2000, he expanded the theory into a 1000-page book with more than 100 references and 300 illustrations. Now in its 11th edition, the book is carried in public, school, and university libraries worldwide.

Poor Posture

Latest revision as of 02:30, 23 April 2013

Poor posture is the posture[disambiguation needed] that results from certain muscles tightening up or shortening while others lengthen and become weak which often occurs as a result of one's daily activities. There are different factors which can impact on posture and they include occupational activities and biomechanical factors such as force and repetition. Risk factors for poor posture also include psychosocial factors such as job stress and strain. Workers who have higher job stress are more likely to develop neck and shoulder symptoms.
Contents [hide]
1 Who is at risk
2 Types of poor posture
3 What poor posture looks like
4 Risks
5 Causes of poor posture
5.1 Warnings concerning backpacks and computer use
6 Citations
7 References
[edit]Who is at risk

Studies have shown that drivers of trucks and public transport vehicles are at a greater risk of lower back and neck pain syndromes as well as other musculoskeletal disorders than clerical workers, partly because of their poor sitting posture and lack of breaks. Clerical workers who use a computer for extended periods are at greater risk of upper extremity and neck pain, especially on the side where the mouse is used. Further studies have implicated poor sitting posture in the development and perpetuation of neck pain syndromes. Sitting for long periods without interruption with poor posture has been shown to cause postural backache.
Poor posture can result in spinal and joint dysfunction as a result of muscle changes. Poor posture can result in short term but more likely long term pain or damage.
[edit]Types of poor posture

Poor posture can present in several ways:
It can present with rounded and elevated shoulders and a pushed-forward head position. This position places stress on the spine between the top of the neck and skull and the base of the neck and upper shoulders. There is a reduction in the stability of the shoulder blades resulting in changes to the movement pattern of the upper extremities.
It can present with a forward tilting of the hips, an increase in the curve of the lumbar spine, and a protruding stomach. This position places stress over both the hip joints and lower back.
[edit]What poor posture looks like

Poor posture is the result of musculoskeletal distortion in the neck, and lower and upper back. Most people think of poor posture as simply slumping over, but that is not necessarily the case.[1] Due to the variety of body types, incorrect posture differs from person to person.[2] One person's proper posture can be incorrect posture for someone else and vice versa. Nevertheless, there are ways to determine poor posture. Some of the classic signs of poor posture include having a pot belly, rounded shoulders, and a jutted out neck and chin.[1] Pot bellies result when the lower back experiences an exaggerated curve, thus pushing the internal organs, in the abdominal region of the body, toward the anterior of the body. Rounded shoulders and postural neck problems result from the excessive anterior curve of the cervical and thoracic spine.

There are numerous risks associated with poor posture. Poor posture can impede the ability of the lungs to expand.[1] Posture, when correct, helps to increases one's ability to breathe, and allows muscles to work at optimum capacity. When slumped over, the lungs have less room to contract and inflate, therefore, decreasing its capacity to obtain the maximum amount of oxygen needed.
Poor posture is also a main risk factor in many injuries. Many athletic injuries are the result of poor posture. For example, the Journal of Athletic Training; May 2009 Supplement, states that "many overhead athletes suffer from shoulder pain due to poor posture." [3] According to Segen's Medical Dictionary the term overhead athletes refers to amateur or professional athletes who participate in overhead sports and are thus at risk of traumatic or degenerative injuries to the shoulder girdle. Overhead athletes are not the only ones at risk. Poor posture injuries can be found everywhere.
Weight lifting, if not done correctly, can be detrimental to posture, and causes a lot of the neck and shoulder problems in countless athletes. Vern Gambetta, in her article Perfect Posture, states; "Overemphasis on the bench press can [hinder good posture], as it causes a round-shouldered posture." [4] The rounding of the shoulders can cause pain as stated in the University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter; November 2000, "Increase in neck and shoulder pain may be due to the postural problems in the upper body including rounded shoulders and jutting the head forward.[5] Although the thoracic and lumbar spines are crucial factors in postural problem, they tend to overshadow the head or the cervical spine. An article in the February 2006 Consumer Reports on Health remarked that "Research has found, for example that letting your head jut forward is associated with neck, back and even jaw pain."[6] Some headaches are the result of poor head posture. The decrease and even loss of shoulder movement along with chronic pain, neck-related headaches and the decline in the ability to exercise as well as many other problems stem from poor posture.[3] Injuries and pain caused by poor posture span a wide variety of people. All areas of the spine are equally important when it comes to posture. Poor posture is a physical as well as an emotion problem. It affects mood, confidence and how one is viewed by others. In the January 1999 issue of Vegetarian Times, Karin Sullivan in her article "Perfect Posture" states, "Someone with collapsed or withdrawn body posture doesn't invite the same kind of interaction [as someone with good posture.]"[2] Most communication is associated with body language. Posture is a key aspect of body language. Slumping over closes one off to others. Someone who is already depressed can fall farther into depression because no one will come up to them because their posture indicates they don't want to be disturbed.
After a time, poor posture feels normal and continues to regress further from correct posture. Sullivan says this is "a [vicious] cycle where slouching and slumping pull the spine's vertebrae out of alignment, which in turn leads to muscle tension that can cause even more slumping and slouching".[2] When poor posture feels normal it becomes harder to correct because the muscle memory now stores the information needed for poor posture, and disposed of the memory for correct posture. Some ways of correcting poor posture do more damage than good. The old standard of soldiers with their shoulders thrust back, heads up while standing at attention causes the back to tense up and is extremely hard to sustain for long periods of time.[2] Posture is somewhat of a precision based practice. If one is not in correct alignment, poor posture is the consequence. If not amended correctly, one's posture can be further harmed and can lead to increasingly painful experiences. Any distress in the spine, as well as other parts of the body can be increased due to prolonged periods of poor posture.[7] Poor posture will continue to digress the longer it is left uncorrected.
[edit]Causes of poor posture

Poor posture can stem from many sources; one of the most significant sources deals with repetitive motion without frequent breaks. If one spends a substantial part of one's day in a certain position without frequent reprieves, the spine tends to orient itself to that movement. For example if someone is constantly leaning over to pick up objects, gradually the spine will start to develop a more exaggerated forward curve of the thoracic spine. Sullivan comments on poor posture saying; "These problems [poor posture] are often the result of chronic muscle tension, physical injuries or even emotional trauma, such as grief or depression. Conditions like these throw the musculoskeletal system out of alignment, and if not corrected, poor posture eventually feels normal."[2] Emotions, as wells as physical activities, affect the state of one's posture.
Other causes include sustained immobile posture for long periods of time. Taylor, Consmüller, and Rohlmann in their article "A novel system for the dynamic assessment of back shape" in the Medical Engineering & Physics journal, say: "Low back pain is an increasing problem and can be aggravated by prolonged static posture.[7] Sitting for prolonged periods is a great hindrance to good posture. Poor sitting posture is hard to rectify. Jenny Pynt in The Physiotherapy Theory & Practice journal states, "In sitting there is no one ideal posture, nor should one posture be sustained. Healthy sitting posture therefore is best thought of as an active not static phenomenon."[5] Poor posture is affected by prolonged periods of repeated motions, or remaining fixed in one particular position.
[edit]Warnings concerning backpacks and computer use
Backpacks and computer use are associated with spinal distortions. The Sept/Oct edition of American Fitness in their article "Get in Straight: Simple Steps to Improve Your Posture" quote Dr. Thielman who "cautions against carrying backpacks that weigh more than 20 pounds, attempting to lift object that are too heavy and repetitively making the same moves without taking frequent breaks. Any one of these activities encourages the forward leaning motion that causes poor posture and back problems." [8] Computer use and backpacks both favor the anterior leaning of the upper portion of the body. The weight of the backpack causes the shoulders to slump forward to compensate for the extra weight. The posture in which one has while carrying a backpack affects one's unloaded posture. In the article "Adolescent standing postural response to backpack loads: a randomised controlled experimental study" in the 2002 edition of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 3 Grimmer et al. notes; "Unloaded posture that habitually deviates from gravitational alignment has been associated with spinal pain."[9] When one becomes accustomed to slumped shoulders when carrying a backpack, the action affects normal unloaded posture.
Computer use is also problematic concerning posture. An article in Consumer Reports on Health sates, "The journal of electromyography and kinesiology found that poor posture among computer users is an independent risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders of the neck and shoulders."[10] By itself, computer use can put one in severe health situations. It deforms the thoracic and cervical spine to a point where serious wellbeing concerns are foreseeable. Steve Marshal in his article "Oh, My Aching Back!" in Occupational Health & Safety journal observes; "we do not as a whole, sit with proper posture when using our computers.' 'We slouch, we hunch over and perhaps we sit cross-legged or curl our legs under our seats."[11] This computer posture encourages us to bend forward when not using the computer. The worst aspect of carrying backpacks and computer use is that it is a larger part of everyday life for many people. Consequently, people are in sustained periods of poor posture. The prolonged action that encourages bad posture, only leads to increased poor posture.

^ a b c "Posture and back health. Paying attention to posture can help you look and feel better."p. 6-7.
^ a b c d e Sullivan, Karin Horgan. "Perfect Posture." p.64.
^ a b "Free Communications, Oral Presentations: Shoulder & Scapula Interventions." p.S11-S12.
^ Gambetta , Vern. "Perfect Posture."
^ a b Julius, Andrea. "Shoulder posture and median nerve sliding."p.23-27
^ "Position yourself to stay well." p.8-9.
^ a b Taylor, William R. "A novel system for the dynamic assessment of back shape." p.1080-1083.
^ "Get in Straight: Simple Steps to Improve Your Posture." p.47.
^ Grimmer, Karen. "Adolescent standing postural response to backpack loads: a randomised controlled experimental study."p.10.
^ "Position yourself to stay well." p.8-9.
^ Marshall, Steve. "Oh, My Aching Back!."p.118

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Effects of Tight Lacing on the body

Latest revision as of 03:11, 27 April 2013

Tight lacing is the practice of wearing a corset that has been tightly laced to shape the body to a desired figure. This practice has been in effect since the early years of corsetry, often deplored by moralists and the subject of urban legends and cautionary tales in many centuries.[1] For the same amount of time, doctors spoke against the practice, citing dramatic risks to the wearer's health; however, many claims were based on the incomplete medical knowledge of the day, as well as incorrect and sexist assumptions and beliefs about the female body.[2]
Contents [hide]
1 Heart
2 Lungs
3 Circulation
4 Breasts
5 Stomach
6 Liver
7 Colon
8 Uterus
9 Gall Bladder
10 Muscles

11 Sources

Damage to the heart is a very common effect of tight lacing.[citation needed] The general belief is that extensive wearing of the corset results in a smaller rib cage, compressing the heart into poor function, resulting "inevitably" in palpitations.[3] There is, however, no actual evidence from specific, cited autopsies supporting the notion that the heart is damaged by corsetry.[2]

Damage to the lungs is often one of the most deadly effects of tight lacing.[citation needed] The constriction of the corset prevents the lower lobes of the lungs from fully expanding when taking a breath. This puts extra strain on and causes additional work for the lower lobes of the lungs. They eventually become tired, worn out, and exhausted which prevents them from doing their job properly. David Kunzle puts emphasis on the fact that because the lower lobes have been strained, they are unable to adequately fight off pneumonia[4] or bacillus tuberculosis which go to the lower lobes of the lungs first.[3] However, Valerie Steele notes that the corset's association with tuberculosis originated before the bacillus was discovered, and that the corset may have only aggravated the condition.[2]

In the nineteenth century, corseting was thought to lead to cardiac palpitations in the heart and spanaemia,[3] or the lack of oxygen in the blood.[5] There is no evidence to support corset-caused circulatory damage.[2]

The pressure placed on the breasts results in many injuries and complications.[citation needed] Corset-wearing cannot cause breast cancer.[2] Occurring more frequently is a reduction of the size of the nipples.[citation needed] Victorians believed the corset caused mammary abscesses,[3] a common inflammation of the connective tissue in the breast; however, mastitis is caused by bacteria, and there is little evidence that clothing may cause the condition.[6]

Victorian doctors believed that, in a tightly-laced corset, the stomach would be unable to churn correctly, making it difficult to digest food completely. This condition is called dyspepsia, more commonly known as indigestion.[3] However, there is no evidence linking corsetry to dyspepsia, although it may cause constipation and make it difficult for the wearer to eat a sizable meal.[2]

Victorian doctors believed that the liver experienced many complications while the body is tight laced, becoming severed due to the location of the ribs as a result of the tight lacing, and that the liver would become enlarged or displaced.[4] [7] Another possibility was mechanical congestion,[3] the result of the pressure placed on the inferior vena cava, thus obstructing the flow of blood.[7] According to Dr. Tse-Ling Fong, liver cancer is often the result of this vein being blocked. The blocked vein is not able to filter out the bad blood in the liver resulting in a cancerous infection.[8] However, corsets would not have had a drastic effect on the liver, merely squeezing and elongating it, and modern research shows that much of the liver function can be lost without causing health problems.[2] Steele also notes that there is a great deal of variation in liver appearance, which may have confused anatomists performing autopsies.

The corset may have aided a poor diet in causing constipation[2] which, according to Dr. Majid Ali, if severe enough and left untreated, can eventually lead to death.[9]

The uterus was believed by Victorian doctors to suffer the most from tight lacing, failing to develop properly due to the inactivity of the abdominal muscles or becoming prolapsed.[3][4] Others believed that every time the bladder or rectum emptied, the uterus was unable to be lifted back into place due to weak ligaments, causing head and back pain, and inability to stand or walk, and improper menstruation.[10] However, this line of thought rested on very little evidence and the assumption that the uterus was one of the most important organs in a woman's body, and it is unlikely that the uterus actually suffered from corsetry.[2]
[edit]Gall Bladder

Victorian doctors believed there was a relationship between gallstones and tight lacing, the corset causing extreme weight loss.[3] (Gallstones are the result of the body metabolizing fat to compensate for rapid weight loss.[11]) However, the most common sufferers from gallstones are female even today, and it is unlikely that the corset had much to do with the condition.[2]

Wearing a corset for a very extended period of time can result in muscle atrophy and lower-back pain.[2] The pectoral muscles also become weak after extensive tight lacing.[4] These weakened muscles cause a greater reliance on the corset.[2]

^ "Tightlacing." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 1 Oct. 2009. Web. 10 Oct. 2009.
^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Steele, Valerie (2005). The Corset: A Cultural History. Yale University Press.
^ a b c d e f g h Crutchfield, Eugene Lee, M.D. "Some Ill Effects of the Corset." Gaillard's Medical Journal 67 (July 1897): 37–14. Google Books. Web. 19 Sept. 2009.
^ a b c d Kunzle, David. Fashion and Fetishism. Totowa: Rowman and Littlefield, 1982. Print.
^ "Spanaemia." Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary. n.d. Web
^ "Mastitis". Wikipedia. Retrieved April 2013.
^ a b "Health Matters." Science. Vol. 10. Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1887. 281–282. 253. JSTOR. Web. 26 Sept. 2009.
^ Fong, Tse-Ling, M.D. "Liver Cancer." Ed. Leslie J. Schoenfield, M.D. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2009.
^ Ali, Majid, M.D. "Control of Constipation ." Ethnics in Medicine. n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2009.
^ Law, Hartland, M.D., and Herbert E. Law, F.C.S. "Displacements of the Womb." Viavi Hygiene: Explaining the Natural Principles upon Which the Viavi System of Treatment for Men, Women and Children Is Based. San Francisco: Viavi Company, 1912. 258–271. Google Books Search. Web. 26 Sept. 2009.
^ Cornforth, Tracee. "What Causes Gallstones." Ed. Medical Review Board. N.p., 18 July 2009. Web. 26 Sept. 2009.

Note also that The Posture Theory shows the real physical cause of ailments which were previously considered to be the "imaginary" symptoms of hypochondria.

I established that the cause was mechanical pressure on internal anatomy due to poor posture. In other words I showed that the cause was "bio mechanical" and not "psychological".

The two new topics discuss the possible psychosocial aspects, but they would be insignificant compared to the major effects of mechanical pressure

They also say that there is "no scientific proof" of some facts, but intelligent commentators would know that it is childish and silly to argue with obvious statements such as "the sky is blue", or "water is wet", or to argue with the logical conclusion that "poor posture causes backache, and compresses the lungs to cause breathlessness".


Note also that one of the previous topics where I added such ideas was loaded by other editors with massive numbers of psychgiatric labels in the text, reference list, and links, but the categories for the new page about Poor Posture are "Ergonomics" and "Orthopedic problems".

In other words when I was contributing to the topics they argued that the symptoms had a psychological cause, but when other editors comment on the same symptoms they let them call them physical problems.



Note also that I developed my ideas based on many years of detailed observations and the study of over 100 years of medical and other literature, and combined it in a way that has never been done properly before.


Consequently, the editors who copied my ideas only needed to use one source - my book called The Posture Theory (1994-2000), based on my essay of 1980, or my contribution to Wikipedia in 2007.

However, their page on "Poor posture" has 11 modern reference, from 2002-2011, and their page on Corsets had 10 references from 2005 to 2009, and one from 1982, which is just one of 130 references used in my book.

They are shameless copyright thieves who didn't and couldn't put all of those clues together without my help.

The anonymous Wikipedia editors have stolen my theory

Two of them have systematically defamed my character to discredit me and my ideas, and they and other editors have read my essays, my books, and my website and stolen those ideas by rewriting them and putting them on many other pages in Wikipedia, two of which are discussed below . . .


"Poor posture" here, and "Effects of Tight Lacing on the body" here.


The ebook version of The Posture Theory is based on the 11th printed edition, published in the year 2000, and it contained 1005 pages, mainly dealing with the the cause and effect on health, and it's prevention and treatment, and can be seen here.

Volume 1, Section 3 page 271 is called "Corsets and health"

Section 4 page 223 is "Tight Clothing and Health". and section 5 discusses that as well"

Volume 2 Section 1, page 293,, is called "The Postural Mechanics of Abdominal Compression"

Section 5 page 432 is called "The function, position and displacements of the stomach"

Section 6 page 443 is called "The function, position and displacements of the kidneys"

Section 7 page 449 is called "Factors affecting the shape and function of the heart"

Section 8 page 472 is called "Compression, displacement and kinking of the womb"

Section 9 page 482 is called "Postural compression of other organs"

That section includes page 483 "The liver", and page 485 "Gall stones" etc.


Anonymous Wikipedia editors described my ideas as nonsense and rubbish and deleted all mention of it's name, and a few months later, set up a new page called "Poor posture", and more than a year later they set up another new page called "Effects of Tight Lacing on the body"

They have read my book, and rewritten the same information in different words, and claimed that they got the ideas from somewhere else.

An example is the list of paragraphs in their page about the effects of tight lacing which has a list of paragraphs with the following titles

1 Heart
2 Lungs
3 Circulation
4 Breasts
5 Stomach
6 Liver
7 Colon
8 Uterus
9 Gall Bladder
10 Muscles


They are copyright thieves who have stolen my intellectual property which took me several decades of research to produce.