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Does the History of Multiple Sclerosis Go Back as Far as the 14th Century?

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Does the History of Multiple Sclerosis Go Back as Far as the 14th Century?

R Medaer. Acta Neurol Scand.


A number of documents written before or shortly after the death of St. Lidwina of Schiedam (1380-1433) surprised us by their very accurate description of symptoms which for the most part correspond to the clinical criteria prevailing nowadays for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. These could be the oldest known documents, describing a case of multiple sclerosis.

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