Sir Ludwig Guttmann: his neurology research and his role in the treatment of peripheral nerve injuries, 1939–1944

Ludwig Guttmann spent five crucial years in Oxford between 1939 and 1944, carrying out fundamental research in peripheral nerve regeneration and the rehabilitation of patients with peripheral nerve injuries. He worked with Peter Medawar, John Zachary Young, Graham Weddell, Ernst Gutmann and  others. He dismissed this period of his life, but the experience he gained was critical for his subsequent career in rehabilitating spinal injury patients.

Keywords Ludwig Guttmann, peripheral nerve injuries, St Hugh’s Hospital,  spinal injuries