Immunological and Clinical Aspects of Multiple Sclerosis

The Proceedings of the XXV Anniversary Symposium of the Belgian Research Group for Multiple Sclerosis

  • R. E. Gonsette
  • P. Delmotte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Immunological Aspects of Multiple Sclerosis: Basic Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Hooghe-Peters, R. J. Hooghe
      Pages 3-6
    3. C. J. M. Sindic, M. P. Chalon, C. L. Cambiaso, E. C. Laterre, P. L. Masson
      Pages 10-14
    4. M. Clanet, J. Puel, F. Brette, M. Abbal, A. Blancher, A. Rascol
      Pages 15-15
    5. A. Vandenbark, F. Van Rompaey, D. Nijst, H. Heyligen, J. Raus
      Pages 16-19
    6. A. Heltberg, H. Jans, I. Zeeberg, J. Halkjaer Kristensen, N. E. Raun, T. Fog
      Pages 20-22
    7. M. K. Dasgupta, T. A. McPherson, I. Catz, K. G. Warren, J. B. Dossetor
      Pages 40-46
    8. G. Vervliet, H. Claeys, H. Van Haver, H. Carton, C. Vermylen, A. Billiau
      Pages 55-58
    9. B. Tavolato, P. Gallo, C. De Zanche
      Pages 63-69
    10. M. Noppe, J. Melse, R. Crols, J. Gheuens, A. Lowenthal
      Pages 70-71
    11. B. M. Guarnieri, L. Amaducci, F. Cambi, R. Capparelli, C. Arfaioli, G. Avanzi et al.
      Pages 75-82
  3. Treatment of the Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. K. Lauer, W. Firnhaber, D. John
      Pages 119-124
    3. E. C. Laterre, H. Heulle, C. J. M. Sindic
      Pages 125-125
    4. R. E. Gonsette, L. Demonty, Y. De Smet, P. Delmotte
      Pages 126-134
    5. M. B. Bornstein, A. I. Miller, S. Slagle, V. Spada, R. Arnon, M. Sela et al.
      Pages 144-150
    6. B. Kennes, C.-P. Leroy, J.-P. Dumont, D. Brohée, J. Jacquy, G. Noël et al.
      Pages 151-156
    7. R. Capparelli, D. Inzitari, D. Sità, B. M. Guarnieri, L. Fratiglioni, L. Amaducci et al.
      Pages 157-160
    8. H. Van Haver, F. Lissoir, P. Theys, Chr. Droissart, J. Van Hees, P. Ketelaer et al.
      Pages 161-165
    9. W. Guenther, I. S. Neu, N. Koenig, U. Rothfelder
      Pages 166-175
    10. R. H. Dworkin, D. Bates, J. H. D. Millar, D. W. Paty, D. A. Shaw
      Pages 176-183
    11. W. Soukop, E. Sluga, H. Tschabitscher, H. Liska
      Pages 202-205
  4. Spinal Cord Dysfunctions in Multiple Sclerosis

  5. Monitoring of the Disease

About this book


Looking back is a luxury for which scientists normally have little time. This XXV Anniversary Symposium, however, gives the opportunity of reminding us that in Belgium, where the risk of developing multiple sclerosis is among the highest in the world, a great man to whom we all pay tribute, I mean Dr Ludo van Bogaert, in 1957, took the initiative in founding the Belgian Research Group for Multiple Sclerosis. It may sound immodest but since that time members of the Belgian Research Group happen to have an honourable record of important contributions to MS research, quite out of proportion to the financial support they received for it. Indeed, when compared to the situation in English speaking countries, funding of MS research has always been neglected in our country in spite of the fact that in 1958, acting on the advice of the Belgian Research Group, the Belgian National MS Society was founded with the specific object of collecting money for research as well as for social care. At that time, the difficulty in raising funds for research was partly due to the fact that solving the problem of MS appeared almost impossible. Scientists could apparently only too slowly improve their ability to prevent and cure the disease. Media were indifferent to MS which was considered to have no news value, and the public remained uninformed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. E. Gonsette
    • 1
  • P. Delmotte
    • 1
  1. 1.Nat. Centrum M.S.MelsbroekBelgium

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-011-6354-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6352-1
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