Curing MS: How Science is Solving the Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis

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Crown Publishers, 2004 - Medical - 309 pages
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What causes multiple sclerosis?

When will there be a cure?

Dr. Howard Weiner has spent nearly three decades trying to find answers to the mysteries of multiple sclerosis, an utterly confounding and debilitating disease that afflicts almost half a million Americans. Curing MS is his moving, personal account of the long-term scientific quest to pinpoint the origins of the disease and to find a breakthrough treatment for its victims.

Dr. Weiner has been at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to "taming the monster." From the "Twenty-one Points" of MS--a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease--to stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals, Curing MS offers a message of hope about new treatments and makes a powerful argument that a cure can--and will--be found.

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Contents

Introduction
1
THE MONSTER
9
THE SPINAL FLUID MYSTERY
24
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HOWARD L. WEINER, M.D., is the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is founder and director of the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston and codirector of the Center for Neurological Diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Weiner has been on the forefront of developing new therapies for MS for more than twenty-five years. He has published widely in the scientific literature on multiple sclerosis and is the author of The Children’s Ward, a novel, and Neurology for the House Officer, a medical text now in its seventh edition. He lives with his wife in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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