In two former papers I have dwelt at length on the mechanical considerations of injury to the spinal cord in cases of fracture dislocation of the spinal column.1, 2In this communication, therefore, I shall limit myself to the discussion of the experimental work in which I have been engaged for the past year in the laboratories of the University of Pennsylvania.I would accentuate the fact that this is a preliminary report and that I am fully aware of the amount of control experimentation necessary before an ex cathedra statement can be made as to applicability of this work in the human subject.
MEASUREMENT OF IMPACT ON SPINAL CORD IN SPINAL FRACTURE DISLOCATION
In order to arrive at an adequate concept as to the amount of impact a spinal cord could receive and yet recover its function, I designed an instrument whereby a given weight could
ALLEN AR. SURGERY OF EXPERIMENTAL LESION OF SPINAL CORD EQUIVALENT TO CRUSH INJURY OF FRACTURE DISLOCATION OF SPINAL COLUMN: A PRELIMINARY REPORT. JAMA. 1911;LVII(11):878–880. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090100008
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