C. H. ARMENTROUT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. D. PEASLEY, M.D.
Albutt in 18701 first alluded to the syndrome of neuromyelitis optica as a separate and hitherto undescribed condition. This author stated that among five of his patients with acute myelitis, "one had eye disorders." Erb2 in 1897, reported a case of "myelitis transverse dorsalis with neuritis descendis opticarum" in which he gave the first description and clinical analysis of the disorder. Devic3 and his pupil, Gault, published the first complete essay on this disease, for which Devic suggested the name "neuromyelitis optique" or "neuroptica myelite." Because of Devic's important contribution this syndrome has been referred to as Devic's disease.
ARMENTROUT CH, PEASLEY ED. SYNDROME OF NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA: A CASE REPORT WITH NECROPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:129–136. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-1-129
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(1):129-136.
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