Tal y como éramos 2: Sir Ludwing Guttman y The Stroke Mandeville.

 
Sir Ludwig Guttmann –
“The de Coubertin of the paralysed”
C. Lomi, S. Geroulanos, E. Kekatos


Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, German neurosurgeon, founder of the Stoke Mandeville Games and the Paralympic Games.
03. 07. 1899 – 18.03.1980, Source: www.iscos/org.uk/home.html
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  Paraplegic patient doing carpentry work, already in 1945, having adopted accordingly his workbench. The same patient became also an instructor for other patients in the rehabilitation programme.
Source: Guttmann L. New hope for spinal cord sufferers. Medical Times 1945; 318-26, p 345.

  L. Guttmann integrated sports such as darts in the rehabilitation programme of the paraplegic patients.
Source: Guttmann L. New hope for spinal cord sufferers. Medical Times 1945; 318-26, p 324.


  L. Guttman introduced a special form of polo for patients in a wheel chair. This was the first team game, soon followed by basketball, which became the most popular game between the patients and spectators. These team games soon developed to a sports movement known as The Stoke Mandeville Games.
Source: Guttmann L. New hope for spinal cord sufferers. Medical Times 1945; 318-26, p 324.


  In 1952 the Stoke Mandeville Games became international with the participation of a team of Dutch paraplegic war veterans.
Source: Guttmann L. Development of sport for the spinal paralysed. Index to Olympic Review 1977;
110-3. www.aafla.org/olympicInformationCenter/olympicReview 1977, p 112. (enlace no funcional)


  The world’s first sports stadium for the multi-disabled was inaugurated by Queen Elisabeth on the 2nd August 1969.
Source: Guttmann L. Development of sport for the spinal paralysed II. Olympic Review 1977; 179-82 . www.aafla.org/olympicInformationCenter/olympicReview 1977, p 180.
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Dutch archery team practising for Wheelchair Olympics, 1953. Credits:Edward G. Malindine

 Fuente: http://www.acta-ortho.gr/v55t1_6.html.

Autor: Samuel Franco Domínguez

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