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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.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Spine (Phila Pa 1976)

Publication Date

01/09/2004

Volume

29

Pages

1953 - 1955

Keywords

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