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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis HISTORY OF NEUROLOGY: SEMINAL CITATIONS SECTION EDITOR: CHRISTOPHER G. GOETZ, MD Stuart D. Cook, MD rogress in medical science is usually incremental, with each advance built on an ever- growing foundation shaped by prior investigations. These concepts are equally applicable to multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous P system with as yet neither a definitive cause nor a curative therapy. Considerable progress has been made in our knowledge of MS since the seminal descriptions of the disease in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is the purpose of this brief review to highlight some of the important historical contributions published prior to 1950 that have contributed to our present knowledge base. Multiple sclerosis is reduced simply to a con- tracture of the lower extremities, with or with- Editor’s Note: With this issue of the ARCHIVES, I am introducing out any spasticity in the upper extremiti- a new series of articles, collectively termed Seminal Citations. The es...In cases of this kind, the present or past aim of this series is to present to the readership important quota- coexistence of some of the cephalic symp- tions on neurological topics of clinical interest and to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Neurology American Medical Association

Multiple Sclerosis

JAMA Neurology , Volume 55 (3) – Mar 1, 1998

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6149
eISSN
2168-6157
DOI
10.1001/archneur.55.3.421
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Abstract

HISTORY OF NEUROLOGY: SEMINAL CITATIONS SECTION EDITOR: CHRISTOPHER G. GOETZ, MD Stuart D. Cook, MD rogress in medical science is usually incremental, with each advance built on an ever- growing foundation shaped by prior investigations. These concepts are equally applicable to multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous P system with as yet neither a definitive cause nor a curative therapy. Considerable progress has been made in our knowledge of MS since the seminal descriptions of the disease in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is the purpose of this brief review to highlight some of the important historical contributions published prior to 1950 that have contributed to our present knowledge base. Multiple sclerosis is reduced simply to a con- tracture of the lower extremities, with or with- Editor’s Note: With this issue of the ARCHIVES, I am introducing out any spasticity in the upper extremiti- a new series of articles, collectively termed Seminal Citations. The es...In cases of this kind, the present or past aim of this series is to present to the readership important quota- coexistence of some of the cephalic symp- tions on neurological topics of clinical interest and to

Journal

JAMA NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 1, 1998

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