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This paperback publication in German of the thesis of Dr. Bammer of the University of Würzburg is printed as a monograph under the auspices of the German Research Society. It presents the results of a field investigation of multiple sclerosis in a restricted geographic area, with an analysis of the prevalence of cases in the area as a whole, as well as in separate communities and groups of communities. Studied also is the associated incidence of environmental and other factors. Tables and graphs show age and sex incidence, degree of familial incidence, proportions of native and non-native subjects with the disease, proportions of subjects in urban and rural settings, incidence in relation to different occupations, associated "hygienic factors" such as the incidence of the disease in communities with good and those with contaminated drinking water, incidence in communities with adequate plumbing and in those without adequate facilities, the degree of
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