Disease listed as the official cause of death for the first time is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome. (via)
Post date: Monday, June 19th, 2006.
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The first report of an ME death was IIRC in 1950s, Dr Wallis. See “Vade MEcum” by Margaret Williams. An American charity has a memorial list.
I think the N Scientist ran a half hearted correction the following issue.
Don’t know if my previous comment went through.
The first reported ME death was in 1950s, Dr Wallis (see Vade MEcum by Margaret Williams). A US charity has a memorial list online. The New Scientist ran a correction the next issue, I think.
What’s notable is that in this case the pathology found was inflammation of the spinal cord roots (ganglionitis) – it required three attempts to get a thorough enough investigation.
Nevertheless doctors continue to see a red mist and deride M.E. out of hand.
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