The scoliosis of Richard III, last Plantagenet King of England: diagnosis and clinical significance

  title={The scoliosis of Richard III, last Plantagenet King of England: diagnosis and clinical significance},
  author={Jo Appleby and Piers D. Mitchell and Claire Robinson and Alison L Brough and Guy N. Rutty and Russell A. Harris and David M Thompson and B Morgan},
  journal={The Lancet},

Richard's back: death, scoliosis and myth making

  • M. Lund
  • History
    Medical Humanities
  • 2015
Richard's death and his myth as ‘crookback’ are inextricably linked and attitudes to spinal curvature in the early modern period are traced and the case of Richard III demonstrates the close relationship between politics and medicine in the period and the contorted process of historical myth making.

King Richard III revisited

  • R. Byard
  • History
    Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology
  • 2020
The remains of the last Plantagenet king have been identified, his vertebral disease confirmed, and the nature of his last moments verified, and an excellent demonstration of how contemporary forensic techniques can answer historical questions.

Art in Science: King Richard III-Revisited.

The recovered skeleton of Richard III is shown reconstructed and demonstrating a thoracolumbar scoliosis, and the authors certify that neither they, nor any members of their immediate families, have any commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article.

Kojo’s Dis/Ability: The Interpretation of Spinal Pathology in the Context of an Eighteenth-Century Jamaican Maroon Community

More than three centuries ago, a man named Kojo became the leader of a group of self-emancipated African Jamaicans , referred to as Maroons . Although Kojo is one of the most famous African Jamaicans


The authors of this paper subject these prior hypotheses to both medical and historical criticism, in order to provide a multidisciplinary approach to a longstanding mystery regarding Alexander the Great’s cause of death.

The Sommersdorf mummies—An interdisciplinary investigation on human remains from a 17th-19th century aristocratic crypt in southern Germany

To test the accuracy of the historical records in comparison to archaeological, anthropological and genetic data, a detailed scientific examination was performed on five mummies, and probable identification was achieved in two cases.

Identification of the remains of King Richard III

DNA analyses of both the skeletal remains and living relatives of Richard III find a perfect mitochondrial DNA match between the sequence obtained from the remains and one living relative, and a single-base substitution when compared with a second relative.

Multi-isotope analysis demonstrates significant lifestyle changes in King Richard III



Health and function of patients with untreated idiopathic scoliosis: a 50-year natural history study.

Untreated adults with LIS are productive and functional at a high level at 50-year follow-up and cause little physical impairment other than back pain and cosmetic concerns.

The prediction of curve progression in untreated idiopathic scoliosis during growth.

The incidence of curve progression was found to be related to the pattern and magnitude of the curve, the patient's age at presentation, the Risser sign, and the patients' menarchal status.

The selection of fusion levels in thoracic idiopathic scoliosis.

From the material and data reviewed in our study of 405 patients, it appears that postoperative correction of the thoracic spine approximately equals the correction noted on preoperative side-bending

‘The king in the car park’: new light on the death and burial of Richard III in the Grey Friars church, Leicester, in 1485

Archaeologists today do not as a rule seek to excavate the remains of famous people and historical events, but the results of the project reported in this article provide an important exception.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Instructional Course Lectures: Edited by V. D. Pellegrini Pp. 650. Rosemont, Illinois: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005. ISBN: 0-89203-345-2. $112.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has been updating the specialty with Instructional Course Lectures for 60 years. This 54th edition comprises 55 chapters, the overwhelming majority of