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About the Author
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.