File: "Spinal Cord"

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 JEF/1/1/1
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      39 items Some items are fragile or torn.

Scope and Content

During the 1920s, Jefferson engaged in research into the spinal cord, especially relating to fractures of the cervical vertebrae (the neck). In 1920 Jefferson had described a fracture from a vertical blow to the head, this fracture has become known as Jefferson's Fracture. The majority of these papers are concerned with such fractures, especially of the atlas vertebrae. Some papers can be linked to specific articles and lectures by Jefferson, but many of the papers do not appear to have been published. Other documents in this sub-series relate to spinal surgery and injury more generally and may have been working papers for chapters in textbooks, such as Walton (Ed.), A Textbook of Surgical Diagnosis, 1928. There are a few items which are not directly related to the spinal cord. The file contains some material on patients with limb anaesthesia, this may have been related to spinal compression. Few items are dated, those that are date from the 1920s, and it is likely that most items in the sub-series date from the same period.


The original order within the file has been retained.