Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Postviral Fatigue States: The Saga of Royal Free Disease

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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Postviral Fatigue States: The Saga of Royal Free Disease
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Author Melvin Ramsay
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Medical history, case history
Genre History of medicine
Publisher Gower Medical Publishing
Publication date
1986
Media type print
Pages 64
ISBN 978-0906923962

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Postviral Fatigue States: The Saga of Royal Free Disease (originally published as Postviral Fatigue Syndrome: The Saga of Royal Free Disease) is a book authored by Melvin Ramsay.

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The earliest cases of a new and extremely puzzling type of infection were admitted to the Infectious Diseases Department at Hampstead in the spring of 1955. In July this outbreak spread to the main body of the Royal Free Hospital and was responsible for around 300 cases before terminating in November. The infection became known as 'Royal Free disease'. Dr Ramsay was consultant physician in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Free Hospital at the time of the outbreak. This book contains his account of the outbreak and the disease that he observed, as well as further work he has done on the disease.

Chapters included:

  1. The events of the momentous year 1955
  2. Notes on other recorded outbreaks
  3. The endemic form of the disease
  4. The hypothesis of 'mass hysteria'
  5. Research projects
  6. Discussion

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