AbstractA systematic theory of multiple scattering is given for a nonpolar fluid of point dipoles. Local-field correction factors are consistently accounted for to all orders. To first order (single scattering) Einstein's result is obtained; the theory yields, however, automatically to this order the attenuation of the incoming beam before and of the scattered light after scattering. In the usual theories these effects are hidden in secular (shadow) contributions to multiple scattering. The single-triple and double-scattering intensities are briefly discussed.