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July 1995

The Shy-Drager Syndrome: What Did Shy and Drager Really Describe?

Author Affiliations

From the University Department of Clinical Neurology and The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, England.

Arch Neurol. 1995;52(7):656-657. doi:10.1001/archneur.1995.00540310026011

In 1960, Milton Shy and Glenn Drager1 described a neurological syndrome associated with orthostatic hypotension. Since that time, the term Shy-Drager syndrome has been widely used and even more widely abused. We, therefore, feel that a reexamination of both the term and of the original article is appropriate.

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