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January 1974

Research on Multiple Sclerosis.

Author Affiliations

Burlington, Vt


By C. E. M. Adams, MA, MD, DSc., MRCP, MRCPath. Price, $11.25. Pp 182. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(1):163. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320130165034

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The last 10 years have seen a great deal of progress in research into the various aspects of multiple sclerosis; epidemiologic studies have revealed tantalizing data in regard to age at emigration; neurochemists have begun to penetrate the mysteries of myelinogenesis and myelinoclasia; and immunologists and virologists have struggled to bring order to the chaos of information derived from experimental infections and spontaneously occurring "slow" virus infections.

Certainly the time has come for a comprehensive and critical review of these various areas of investigation with (one would hope) an attempt to organize, clarify, and make it more comprehensible to a general medical audience. Unfortunately, this volume fails to achieve this purpose.

Most, if not all, of the new (and much old) information is available but much is presented in such a way as to leave anyone but the most sophisticated reader, more confused than he was at the start. The

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