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What first spurred the author on to his critique of the conventional understanding of multiple sclerosis was, admittedly, not the desire to point out the inadequacies which prevent a real success in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Neither was it a special acquaintance with neuropathology, immunology, or other related fields of knowledge that enabled him to find out how the multiple sclerosis-specific lesion developments are to be explained.

The story began in 1973, at the University of Innsbruck, when F. Alfons Schelling, M.D. began investigations into the causes and consequences of the enormous individual differences in the widths of the venous outlets of the human skull. The results of this study appeared, in 1978, in the official organ of the German-speaking Anatomical Societies, the "Anatomischer Anzeiger".
  F.A. Schelling's 1981 discovery, at the Hospital for Nervous Diseases in Salzburg, of a striking widening of the main venous passageways through the skulls in victims of multiple sclerosis were to occupy the author's thoughts through the following decades of his quite diversified medical career. And in putting together, bit by bit, all the observations on the venous involvement in the emergence of the specific, and, in particular, cerebral lesions of multiple sclerosis, he was able to recognize their causes.

In this book, all of the relevant results of the author's comprehensive re-evaluation of the literature on multiple sclerosis are made public for the first time. Born in Austria in 1945, Dr. Schelling is married and has four children. He lives in the western Austrian town of Dornbirn.

© Dr. F. Alfons Schelling, M.D.