A 1922 report by Garin and Bujadoux is widely regarded as describing the first case of neurologic Lyme borreliosis. Although the patient reported had a tick bite followed by the development of a rash and radiculoneuritis, there were a number of highly atypical features, raising the question of whether the patient, in fact, had neurologic Lyme borreliosis. The paper may not deserve the historic recognition that it has received.
Wormser, G. P., & Wormser, V. (2016). Did Garin and Bujadoux actually report a case of lyme radiculoneuritis? Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 3(2), ofw085. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofw085