Title

Usher Parsons (1788-1868) and His 19th-Century Understanding and Surgical Treatment of Spinal Curvatures.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Publication Title

World Neurosurg

Keywords

History, 18th Century; History, 19th Century; Humans; Medical Illustration; Neurosurgery; Spinal Curvatures; Surgeons; United States

Abstract

Usher Parsons was a prominent surgeon in the 19th century. However, his contributions to the understanding and treatment of spinal curvatures have been largely forgotten. Herein, we review Parsons' theories, understanding, and treatment strategies for treating abnormal spinal curvatures. This glimpse into history offers insight into the thought processes and surgical strategies that were available in the early 19th century. It is pioneers in this field, such as Usher Parsons, on which our current understanding of spinal curvatures and its treatment is built.

Clinical Institute

Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)

Department

Neurosciences

Department

Surgery

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