Historical Overview

   

This section provides a brief overview of the fascinating history of Multiple Sclerosis, from the first known case dating back to the 14th century, through recognition of the clinical condition as a distinct disease entity during the 19th century, to the use of today's high-tech imaging techniques, which have revealed details about the pathology of the disease and enhanced our ability to assess new treatments.

The slides themselves show portraits of key individuals who have contributed to our knowledge of MS, or reproduce original, historically important figures such as anatomical drawings, excerpts of text or microscopic images which have contributed to our understanding of MS, a disease which despite all the advances still holds many secrets.  

==> St. Lidwina of Schiedam (1380-1433)

==> Sir Augustus d'Esté (1794-1848)

==> Robert Carswell (1793-1857)

==> Jean Cruveilhier (1791-1874)

==> Friedrich von Frerichs (1819-1885)

==> Carl Rokitansky (1804-1878)

==> Eduard Rindfleisch (1836-1908)

==> Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893)

==> Pierre Marie (1853-1940)

==> Bruce Frederick Cummings (1889-1919)

==> Dr Russell Brain (1895-1966)

==> Elvin A Kabat (1914-2000)

==> Derek Denny-Brown (1901-1981)

==> John W Prineas (1937-present)

==> Ian R Young (1932-present)

==> Robert I Grossman (1945-present) 


 

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