Medicine and the New Wheelchair User

Medical practice and medical technology came together after 1930 to change the outcome for soldiers injured with spinal injuries. Where 80% of World War One spinal patients had died within months or at most a few years, less than 10% of World War Two cases died. In Canada there were a few key doctors involved in changing orthodox medical care for spinal injuries. In the 1990s historian Dr. Mary Tremblay interviewed three of these men, Dr. E.H. Botterell, Dr. Albin Jousse and Dr. Gustave Gingras.