Tennis elbow, as it has been commonly called in this country and Great Britain, or the epicondylitis of Franke, or the epicondylalgia of Féré, is a condition that is fairly common among tennis players, though by no means confined to them. The first mention of the lesion which I have been able to find was by Bernhardt, in 1896, in the Neurologisches Centralblatt, "On a Little Known Form of Occupational Neuralgia." He states that Remak had previously reported a case.
The most significant contributions on the subject since this article have been made by Bähr1 in 1900, Clado2 in 1902, Preiser3 in 1907 and 1910, Vulliet4 in 1909, Franke5 in 1910, Momburg6 in 1910, Coues7 in 1914, and Dubs 8 in 1920. The articles by Coues, 7 in English, and Dubs,8 in German, are the most illuminating and complete which I have seen.