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A bit of history – article on treating OH from 1969 by Sir Roger Bannister and colleagues

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I’m ashamed of myself for not knowing until recently that Sir Roger Bannister (of the four-minue mile) was a pioneering autonomic specialist in London.

His obituary

My mum and dad were living in London when this article was written, and although my mum worked as an agency nurse, not in the NHS, it gives me a little flutter to think of it.

“An Assessment of Various Methods of Treatment of Orthostatic Hypotension”

Interesting to note that the treatments are still familar to us now, especially the albumin infusion (!), and that they were able to measure blood volume. (The case studies are a little sad to read, as some of the patients were very ill, although some improve as well.)

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