Gr 5-8-Goldstein begins with the "nuts and bolts" of how the disease develops, giving readers a quick overview of how the nervous system works and how the myelin "insulation" on nerves breaks down and leads to scarring (sclerosis) of tissue. Symptoms are presented, diagnosis and treatment are explained, and an entire chapter is devoted to treating the spirit, acknowledging the emotional effects of the disease as well. Hospital explains various aspects of a hospital stay, from admission to discharge, including a chapter devoted to a day in the life of a patient. Both volumes refer to teen patients, and the books are accessible and informative. The photos are basically decorative.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.