Spinal to sport: the pioneering work of Sir Ludwig Guttmann


  • Buckinghamshire Record Office

Project summary

This project covers all aspects of work at Stoke Mandeville Spinal Injuries Unit – from the impact of Sir Ludwig Guttmann's ideas on the rehabilitation of paraplegics, to the development of national and international games for the disabled, including the Paralympic Games. The records offer a detailed insight into the development of treatments for patients with spinal injuries, their care and rehabilitation. Sorting, cataloguing and conservation is essential to enable these rich resorces to be made available to researchers.