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By Hiroshi Mitsumoto, Serge Przedborski, Paul H. Gordon

ISBN-10: 0824729242

ISBN-13: 9780824729240

With state-of-the-art contributions from across the world famous specialists and box pioneers, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is the definitive consultant to the topic. Formatted in an simply obtainable demeanour, with summaries of key issues on the finish of every bankruptcy, this consultant covers all of the crucial info clinicians require for day-by-day perform, in addition to offering a reader-friendly method of each element of ALS with distinctive sections at the scientific gains of illness, translational learn, sufferer care and administration, and rising cures.

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He had difficulty stooping for grounders and in getting to first base in time to receive throws. He batted less than 200, and on May 2, 1939, he benched himself. Later that summer, he was diagnosed with ALS. In 1940, he worked for the City of New York as a parole commissioner. By the spring of 1941, however, Gehrig was confined to his home, and by May 1941, he was bedridden and barely able to move. He died on June 2, 1941, at the age of 37 years (68). 10 Gordon Lou was physically active and durable, as were other athletes who developed ALS.

Although deemed idiosyncratic at the time, their ideas led to newly accepted approaches to the treatment of ALS. They helped 12 Gordon pioneer the use of mechanical ventilation in patients with ALS, used feeding tubes before the development of the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, coordinated home visits for ALS patients, and used the full continuum of health care for patients with ALS. Forbes Norris also made important epidemiologic contributions, collecting data about his own patients in the San Francisco area, and he was the first to emphasize the long duration of PMA.

His two textbooks, Diseases of the Nervous System and Clinical Neurology, were written clearly and precisely, and both went into several editions (63). Following the lead of Gowers, he grouped PMA, PBP, and ALS into one disease. He conceived the term ‘‘motor neuron disease’’ in 1933, which is still used, rather than ALS particularly in England (64). He guided public and political opinion in public health policy. His honors included the presidency of the Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Association of British Neurologists, Fellowship of the Royal Society, and honors bestowed by foreign institutions.

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