Journal of Neurology & Neurosurgery

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Neuroscience Ireland

Updated: September 8th, 2017

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6 thoughts on “Neurology

      1. I wish my dad were alive to see these pictures. He was a scientist and, besides having MS, was interested in the disease itself. Although back then they knew how MS works there were no pictures of it, not like these. Thank you!

        1. So sorry to hear your dad is not here anymore, Martha. I’m glad, however that you saw the image as it sometimes makes it clearer to people what MS is really like. Being an invisible illness, people don’t always equate a damaged brain to MS, which is sad of course.

          1. I remember my dad giving people what amounted to an anatomy lesson about the circuits in the brain/spine and explaining that what was happening to him was something like a broken electrical wire or extra insulation in a circuit that blocked the flow of electricity. It was difficult for people to see the mind as giant circuit breaker or to understand that the reason my dad could not walk well was not because he was physically damaged in the sense people understand but because messages were not traveling clearly. Pictures such as these would have made it much easier. Honestly, sometimes reading your blog is difficult for me because there are always so many things I wish I could tell him. I wish I could tell him what people have learned in the meantime (though still not enough, maybe). He would be fascinated by it. Well, anyway, over the years I’ve also learned there are innumerable sad stories, not just his and mine. And some of the saddest stories I’ve seen are of people who lived beyond themselves, their minds, their physical abilities and their sense of who they are. This experience has put my whole little story in perspective. <3

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