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When was multiple myeloma discovered?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: "Multiple Myeloma"

just means multiple bone marrow tumors.
A simple description like that does not take modern technology (though it would not be picked up early). Indeed, it has been known since ancient times. There have been a lot of discoveries along the way that explains what it is and how it arises. Here's an article on its history: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21509678

In brief: "Multiple Myeloma"

just means multiple bone marrow tumors.
A simple description like that does not take modern technology (though it would not be picked up early). Indeed, it has been known since ancient times. There have been a lot of discoveries along the way that explains what it is and how it arises. Here's an article on its history: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21509678
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