The Parsonage Turner syndrome is named after Maurice Parsonage and John Turner and published in the Lancet by Parsonage and Turner .
The condition, subsequently coined Parsonage-Turner Syndrome, had been previously described in the literature as far back as 1897 with many similar clinical presentations of the syndrome reported prior to the extensive study of the syndrome by Parsonage and Turner.
Parsonage Turner syndrome is also known as acute brachial neuropathy and acute brachial radiculitis.
Other names used are Parsonage–Aldren–Turner syndrome, neuralgic amyotrophy, brachial neuritis, brachial plexus neuropathy, or brachial plexitis.
PARSONAGE MJ, TURNER JW. Neuralgic amyotrophy; the shoulder-girdle syndrome. Lancet. 1948 Jun 26;1(6513):973-8. PubMed PMID: 18866299.