Pott's disease and Pott's paraplegia.

  title={Pott's disease and Pott's paraplegia.},
  author={Gathorne Girdlestone},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={4 4},
SPINAL CARIES IS THE most common and most dangerous form of skeletal tuberculosis. In a recent review of 664 cases, there were 241 deathsa mortality of 36 per cent. We owe to Percivall Pott(l) a moving description of the disasters which happened to victims in those days. Unfortunately, some of these things still occur. Therefore, I want to use the brief time at my disposal in discussing the principal dangers in spinal tuberculosis, and how best to endeavour to avoid them; and with regard to… CONTINUE READING