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William Adams described the Forward Bending Test for scoliosis in 1865. His understanding of the nature of the rotational element of scoliosis was given by a postmortem he performed on an eminent surgeon and geologist, Gideon Mantell. The clinical history of Dr. Mantell is well documented.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/01.brs.0000137072.41425.ec

Type

Journal article

Journal

Spine

Publication Date

09/2004

Volume

29

Pages

1953 - 1955

Addresses

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK. jeremy.fairbank@ndos.ox.ac.uk

Keywords

Humans, Scoliosis, Spinal Cord Compression, Back Pain, Polyradiculopathy, Posture, Geology, History, 18th Century, History, 19th Century, England, Male, General Surgery