A story from Medical News Today.
In 1988, a group of scientists reviewed a set of mysterious symptoms appearing in previously healthy young adults who succumbed to an unexplained, ongoing fatigue so severe that it disrupted their ordinary life. They named it chronic fatigue syndrome.
Although it was not named until 1988, 19th-century physicians were already aware of a condition called neurasthenia, or nervous exhaustion, symptoms of which resembled chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
From the 1930s-1950s, outbreaks of disease marked by prolonged fatigue were reported in the US and elsewhere.
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