There is a raging debate in the JDRF thread about people's definition of a cure. A question was kinda batted around but never really delved into. I DO NOT WANT TO REHASH THE JDRF DISCUSSION HERE - GO TO THAT THREAD IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT. My question is this - is there a chronic disease that has been "cured". A truely chronic disease that has been cured - meaning people that HAD it were given a treatment and it was gone. In many cases, diseases have been erradicated by vaccinating the young and then those afflicted have died - thus resulting in no people with the disease. But, I'm just having trouble thinking of a chronic disease that has been cured so that someone who had to live with it suddenly didn't have to. Can someone help me identify some?