History of the Treatment of Spinal Injuries by John Russell SilverHistory of the Treatment of Spinal Injuries by John Russell Silver

History of the Treatment of Spinal Injuries

byJohn Russell Silver

Paperback | October 21, 2012

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Injury of the spinal cord has been known since antiquity. There is no cure for the injury and until modern times patients died rapidly from a combination of pressure sores and urinary tract infection. Treatment consists of preventing complications until the spine has stabilised and the patient can be rehabilitated to an independent life.History of the Treatment of Spinal Injuriesexplores how this treatment developed in the Ancient World, the Middle Ages, in Europe, Great Britain and latterly in the United States. It describes how these principles of treatment were recognised and explores the relationship and rivalry of the powerful personalities of the doctors who developed this treatment against the social background at different times.
`In this book Dr Silver who has devoted his life to the treatment of spinal injuries achieves a unique balance of historical perspective and neurological expertise... Dr Silver worked with Dr Guttmann for four years and so developed the expertise to become the Consultant in charge of the Liverpool Regional Paraplegic Centre... I can co...
Title:History of the Treatment of Spinal InjuriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:297 pagesPublished:October 21, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Historical Survey. 2. The United Kingdom. 3. Sir Ludwig Guttmann (1899-1980) And The National Spinal Injuries Centre. 4. United States. 5. Canada. 6. The German-Speaking World. 7. France. 8. Discussion. 9. Conclusion. Bibliography. Glossary. About The Author. Index.