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Wilhelm Schulthess, Pioneer in the Treatment of Spinal Deformities

The Testimony of the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute

Mazzotti, Antonio, MD; Tomba, Patrizia, MA; Perna, Fabrizio, MD; Stefanini, Niccolò, MD; Viganò, Anna, MA; Faldini, Cesare, MD

doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002826
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 Wilhelm Schulthess was a pioneer in the treatment of spinal deformities. The Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, Italy, awarded him in 1911 for his work: “pathology and treatment of spinal deformities”. In this paper the Swiss Clinician is remembered through the documentation still preserved at the Rizzoli institute.

Wilhelm Schulthess was a pioneer in the treatment of spinal deformities. The Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, Italy, awarded him in 1911 for his work: “pathology and treatment of spinal deformities”. In this article the Swiss Clinician is remembered through the documentation still preserved at the Rizzoli Institute.

1st Orthopaedics and Traumatologic Clinic, IRCCS – Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy

Biblioteche Scientifiche IOR, Donazione Putti, Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Fabrizio Perna, MD, 1st Orthopaedics and Traumatologic Clinic, IRCCS – Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Via Giulio Cesare Pupilli 1, 40136 Bologna, Italy; E-mail: fabrizio.perna@ior.it

Received 20 June, 2018

Accepted 16 July, 2018

The manuscript submitted does not contain information about medical device(s)/drug(s).

No funds were received in support of this work.

No relevant financial activities outside the submitted work.

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