Myalgic encephalomyelitis.

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.

Tags: Death Disease Milestones.

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2 Responses to “Myalgic encephalomyelitis.”

  1. At 10:22 pm on April 9th, 2007, Anonymous wrote: #

    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.

  2. At 10:29 pm on April 9th, 2007, myself wrote: #

    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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