Eight cases of insular sclerosis of the brain and spinal cord.
Eight cases of insular sclerosis of the brain and spinal cord. Guy Hosp. Reports 1875; 20:437-478.
William Moxon, a prominent London consultant at Guy’s Hospital, published a series of well-illustrated cases between 1873 and 1875, and summarized these in a further paper in 1875. The term “insular sclerosis” was used in the English-language publications over the next decades and then replaced by the term “disseminated sclerosis.” Moxon’s papers are sometimes said to be the first papers on MS in the English literature, but like Charcot’s famous lectures, they were not the first, but were the papers that made the disease known in the English-speaking world.