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SPIRIT OF STOKE MANDEVILLE: THE STORY OF SIR LUDWIG GUTTMANN

Synopsis

Sir Ludwig Guttmann, CBE is best known as the founder of the Paralympic Games. It is thanks largely to him that, from a small archery competition in 1948 involving 16 paralysed British war veterans, evolved a major international sporting event featuring elite athletes with all kinds of disabilities. Guttmann introduced a whole new approach to the way tetraplegic and paraplegic patients were treated from the initial stages of injury until final resettlement.