Pathological Anatomy: Illustrations of the elementary forms of disease. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longman.
A young Scottish physician with a talent for art created a great atlas of pathology from study in the dead houses of the Paris hospitals in 1838. One of the illustrations (Plate 4, Figure 4.4) was of a “peculiar disease state” showing the spinal cord and pons, with scattered softening, atrophy, and scarring, which we would now recognize as MS. This was the earliest illustration of MS. The original atlas resides at University College Hospital Archives in London.