Gordon Parish

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J. Gordon Parish, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), D. Phys. Med, worked at Passmore Edwards Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, UK, and Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, St. Mary's Hospital, Colchester, Essex, UK.

Dr. Parish organized pre-80's data on the outbreaks and epidemics of illnesses they may have been Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or a variant of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.[1]

Outline by Dr Parrish of outbreaks from 1943-1980 (pdf) [2] (This link will take you to another page where you must click the ME-Research-UK-Research-Publications-on-ME-epidemics-1934-1980.pdf link.)

Journal articles[edit]


  1. http://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/10/30/bcdc
  2. ME Research UK organization
  3. Parish JG. (1981) Myalgic encephalomyelitis. Lancet, 1 (8226):950-1. PMID:6112360
  4. Parish JG. (1978) Royal free disease: worldwide outbreaks. Nursing Times, 74 (17):699-701.PMID:652543
  5. Parish, J.G. (November 1978), "Early outbreaks of 'epidemic neuromyasthenia'.", Postgraduate Medical Journal, 54 (637): 711-717, PMID 370810 
  6. Ramsay, AM; Dowsett, EG; Dadswell, JV; Lyle, WH; Parish, JG (21 May 1977), "Icelandic disease (benign myalgic encephalomyelitis or Royal Free disease)", British Medical Journal, 1 (6072): 1350, PMID 861618 
  7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1610570/pdf/brmedj01975-0054b.pdf
  8. Parish, JG (Jun 1973), "Benign myalgic encephalomyelitis", Britsh Journal of Psychiatry, 122 (571): 735, PMID 4716076 
  9. Parish J.G. (1970) Epidemic malaise. British Medical Journal, 3 (5713): 47–48. PMID:4316803 PMC1700986

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