Multiple Sclerosis, 2Ed
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: CRC Press: 2 edition (4 Sept. 1998)
By: J.F. Hallpike (Author), etc. (Author), W.W. Tourtellotte (Author), C.S. Raine (Author) & 1 more
The editors labored long over the composition of the table of contents and contributors. Accordingly, they decided to meld the works of clinicians from several disciplines with laboratory-based scientists actively researching neuroimaging, electrophysiology, molecular neuropathology, neurobiology, immunopathogenesis and virology. To accomplish this, the book is divided into four sections: clinical parameters, neuropathology and etiopathogenesis, primary treatments, and symptomatic treatment based on advances in psychiatry, medicine and surgery. Cumulatively, these are areas that have helped to accomplish the goal of full longevity and modestly improved quality of life. In an attempt to keep abreast with developments in the field and to counter the possibility of becoming prematurely outdated, each chapter not only provides didactic coverage but also indicates recent trends and makes prediction for the future. Some sections are even more speculative and provide rationale for therapies not yet in vogue. The net result is a fresh, kaleidscopic overview of multiple sclerosis from both the applied and basic standpoints - the balance between broad brush strokes and fine details has been carefully weighed.