Donald Acheson

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Sir Ernest Donald Acheson,D.M., M.R.C.P. (17 September 1926 – 10 January 2010) was a British physician and epidemiologist who served as Chief Medical Officer of the United Kingdom from 1983 to 1991.

In 1959, Acheson published a detailed review of fourteen outbreaks of benign myalgic encephalomyelitis, instructing physicians on the history, signs and symptoms, and potential treatment of the illness.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Acheson, E.D. (1959), "The Clinical Syndrome Variously Called Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Iceland Disease and Epidemic Neuromyasthenia" (PDF), American Journal of Medicine, 26 (4): 569–595