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Mar 2012

Primer on Multiple Sclerosis

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Author Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon.

Arch Neurol. 2012;69(3):411-412. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.2004

Dr Giesser's comprehensive book, with 49 contributors, covers an impressive range of information on multiple sclerosis (MS). It includes a brief introductory chapter describing the history of MS followed by 4 short (approximately 15 pages each) chapters on the basic science of MS. The remainder of the book has a clinical focus, with parts on diagnosis and prognosis, clinical manifestations, therapeutics, psychosocial issues, and research. This book's stated goal is to provide for the practicing neurologist “the theory and the practice of providing comprehensive care to persons with MS,” and it successfully achieves this goal.

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