History of fibromyalgia: Past to present

@article{Inanici2004HistoryOF,
  title={History of fibromyalgia: Past to present},
  author={F. Inanici and Muhammad B. Yunus},
  journal={Current Pain and Headache Reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={369-378}
}
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is now a recognized clinical entity causing chronic and disabling pain. For several centuries, muscle pains have been known as rheumatism and then as muscular rheumatism. The term fibrositis was coined by Gowers in 1904 and was not changed to fibromyalgia until 1976. Smythe laid the foundation of modern FMS in 1972 by describing widespread pain and tender points. The first sleep electroencephalogram study was performed in 1975. The first controlled clinical study… 
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