Multiple sclerosis: General view Yoshigoro KUROIWA 1 , Hiroshi SHIBASAKI 1 1Neurological Institute, Kyushu University pp.5-13
Published Date 1975/2/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1431903691
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Existence of multiple sclerosis (MS) in Japan had not been believed until early 1950's, when Okinaka and his colleagues began finding Japanese patients with MS. In 1955 Okinaka et al. studied 270 Japanese cases with demyelinating diseases, which were collected from the whole country, and reported a predominance of neuromyelitis optica (Devic's disease) in Japan. Since MS Research Committee (Chairman; Y. Kuroiwa) was organized by the aid of Japan Ministry of Health and Welfare in 1972, the existence of MS has became recognized throughout the country.

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