MS History Reads Like A Mystery Novel
Top Ten Events In MS History
1868 MS described by Jean-Martin Charcot
1878 Myelin discovered by Louis Ranvier
1916 Detailed microscopic description made by James Dawson revealed the basio done in MS
1935 An animal form of NIS[EAE} developed by Thomas Rivers suggessted an autoimmune basis for the disease.
1946 Oligoclonal bands were discovered in spinal by Elvin Kabat and others, providing a diagnostic test for MS and linking MS to immune system problems
1965 A NMSS expert committee developed definite criteria for MS diagnosis.
1969-1970 The first controlled trial of a successful treatment for MS.It used newly standardized diagnostic criteria and rating scales to evaluate the treatment.
1981 MRI was first used to examine a person with MS. MRI revolutionized diagnosis and provided evidence that MS is a constantly active disease.
1993 Betaseron was apptoved as the first drug to alter he course of MS.
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