ROY L. SWANK, M.D.
Experimental therapy of chronic diseases demands patience and persistence if a definite conclusion is to be reached. The period of therapy must bear some relationship to the normally expected duration of the disease. Multiple sclerosis is thought to have an average duration of 20 to 25 years. The same person or persons should evaluate the patients periodically from the beginning to the end of the study. It hardly need be added that the same patients must be followed continuously during the entire period of treatment.
It is not necessary, but would probably be helpful, that the progress of the study
SWANK RL. TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH LOW-FAT DIET: RESULT OF SEVEN YEARS' EXPERIENCE1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:812–824. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-5-812
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(5):812-824.
Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology.
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