My wife recently bought a remarkable book for me last month and I cannot put it down. It is titled “Oxygen and the Brain. The Journey of Our Lifetime” by Emeritus Professor of Medicine Philip James. It is a revelation and especially on the diagnosis of MS on pages 223 - 225."The first committee to set out the criteria for the diagnosis for multiple sclerosis was convened in 1974 by Dr George Schumacher and it was a stipulation that “dissemination in time and space” was a requirement.
“It seems obvious that the dilemma posed by the so-called diagnosis of multiple sclerosis would be solved if a diagnostic test was found. However, despite the disease being clearly recognised over 140 years ago, there is still no such test and there are very good reasons to doubt that there ever can be.”
Earlier on the page, “The terms multiple and sclerosis, meaning “many” and “scars”, are simply a description of more than one area of damage in the nervous system. The requirement for “dissemination in time” is frequently used to delay telling patients they have the disease and this delay … is often measured in years.”
We have all heard of people with disabling symptoms having to wait a long time before getting any treatment. So I thought people here would interested to read this. There is a lot more about emboli and blood brain barrier damage being intimately associated with the disease. I am finding it pretty hot stuff to read.