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While at the hospital he came under the wing of Professor Henry Miller and Professor Frederick Nattrass, a founding member of the Association of British Neurologists who had come to the hospital in 1918.
He was editor of the journal Brain, President of the Royal College of Physicians, the Association for the Study of Medical Education, the Association of Physicians, the Association of British Neurologists and the International Society of Internal Medicine.
He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the Association of British Neurologists.
Neil Robertson, senior lecturer and honorary consultant neurologist at the University of Wales, Cardiff, said, 'Unfortunately only about 10% of MS sufferers meet the Association of British Neurologists criteria to be prescribed this drug.
The Department of Health set up a scheme in May last year in which the NHS pays for treatment for people who meet criteria set by the Association Of British Neurologists.
8 MS sufferers will be able to receive prescribed drugs to alleviate their condition thanks to a new scheme run jointly by the Association of British Neurologists, the MS Society, the MS Trust and the UK MS Specialist Nurses Association.
It may take 18 months to assess everyone meeting the criteria (which were set by the Association of British Neurologists, and mirror the criteria in the National MS Society's Consensus Statement of 1998).
Clinical experience with COPAXONE(R) has led to endorsement of its use in published guidelines by the American Academy of Neurology, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Association of British Neurologists.