A Brief History of Therapy for Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Jason Lifshutz, M.D.; Austin Colohan, M.D.


Neurosurg Focus. 2004;16(1) 

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Great advances and achievements have been made over the course of medical history. In this new millennium clinicians will be required to face the challenges presented by SCI. With current research in molecular biology, gene therapy, and neural regeneration, the outlook for this process can be shifted from " an ailment not to be treated," to one that can be both treated and potentially cured. As in the past, the integration of the discoveries in basic science and clinical innovation will continue to lead the path. We truly are now standing on the shoulders of giants, with the goal to "make man whole" (Loma Linda University Medical Center slogan).