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Author Murray, T. J.

Title Multiple sclerosis : the history of a disease / T. Jock Murray
Published New York : Demos, 2005
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Contents Terminology and disease description -- The framing of multiple sclerosis -- The palsy without a name: suffering with paraplegia, 1395-1868 -- The steps toward a discovery : the early medical reports -- The building blocks of a discovery -- The contribution of J.M. Charcot, 1868 -- The medical reports after Charcot -- Clarifying the pathology : James Dawson -- The journal of a disappointed man -- Experimentation, meetings, reviews, and symposia, 1920-1960 -- Searching for a cause of MS -- Classifying and measuring MS -- The nature of the MS plaque -- Investigations -- Searching for therapy -- Multiple sclerosis and the public: societies, narratives and the media
Summary Multiple Sclerosis: The History of a Disease won a 2005 ForeWord Book of the Year Silver Medal! Click here to learn more about the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards. The basic facts about multiple sclerosis are well known: it is the most common neurologic disease of young adults, usually beginning with episodic attacks of neurologic symptoms, then entering a progressive phase some years later. Its onset has an average age of 30, and occurs in about 1 in 500 individuals of European ancestry living primarily in temperate climates. There appears to be a complex interaction between a genetic predis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Multiple sclerosis -- History.
Multiple Sclerosis -- history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004022222
ISBN 1281974692
1417577282 (electronic bk.)
1888799803 (softcover ; alk. paper)
193455927X (electronic bk.)
9781417577286 (electronic bk.)
9781888799804 (softcover ; alk. paper)
9781934559277 (electronic bk.)