Multiple Sclerosis was first discovered as early as 1838, although Dr.’s doing autopsies did not understand what they were seeing. It wasn’t until 1868 when Jean-Martin Charcot a professor of neurology in Paris discovered strange plaques or scarring in the brain of a patient with neurological problems like he had never seen before. This patient had strange eye movements and irregular speech. When she died and he did the autopsy he began to understand that this was not your regular garden-variety neurological problem. Charcot did a lot of investigations with treatments, but was frustrated with the results. His beginning research however, led to others making many discoveries and advances in treatment later on. For more information look at this website.