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Restless Legs Awareness Day

September 23

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 23 of September, repeating indefinitely

When:
September 23
Where:
Everywhere
First occurrence:
2012?
September 23 is the birthday of the Swedish neurologist
professor Karl-Axel Ekbom who wrote the first doctoral thesis
on Restless Legs Syndrome in 1945
Restless Legs Syndrome is also called Willis-Ekbom disease
because the first person to describe RLS was Sir Thomas Willis
in the year 1672.

Thus, both the names of Sir Thomas Willis and
Professor Karl-Axel Ekbom are included in the name of the disease for their combined efforts.

Even though they lived centuries apart,
writing down the knowledge was the bridge to new insights.
#RestlessLegsAwarenessDay

 

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Date:
September 23
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