HARRY KESSLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
One of the most remarkable paradoxes in the progress of modern medicine has been the appearance of a complex series of problems associated with the care and treatment of the traumatic paraplegic. During and following World War I relatively little thought was given to this category of patients. For one thing, the immediate shock and subsequent overwhelming infection, involving the urinary tract particularly, defied all the therapeutic efforts available to the medical profession at that time, so that the vast majority of casualties rapidly succumbed, leaving but a handful of patients to survive the ravages of their injuries. In time,
KESSLER H. TRAUMATIC PARAPLEGIA—RATIONALE OF THERAPY(TRAUMATIC PARAPLEGIA—RATIONALE OF THERAPY*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:905–923. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-5-905
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(5):905-923.
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