edited by Janet E. Joy and Richard B. Johnston, Jr, $54.95, 438 pp, with illus, Washington, DC, National Academy Press, 2001.
This is a report generated by a request from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) to the Institute of Medicine to review the present state of multiple sclerosis (MS) research and to make recommendations that might help advance the field most effectively. As such, it is a book that is intended for a very specific audience and will not necessarily be of great benefit to physicians or students interested in the best ways to manage MS. On the other hand, it will likely be of great interest to those individuals interested in MS research and to those interested in new strategies and techniques that could possibly be applied to other neurologic and autoimmune diseases.
Racke MK. Multiple Sclerosis: Current Status and Strategies for the Future. Arch Neurol. 2003;60(4):637. doi:10.1001/archneur.60.4.637-a