History of the Treatment of Spinal Injuries

  • John Russell Silver

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 269-297

About this book


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 Injuries explores 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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • John Russell Silver
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  1. 1.National Spinal Injuries CentreStoke Mandeville HospitalUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4750-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8991-8
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