• E. M. R. Critchley
  • A. A. Eisen


The first treatise devoted entirely to the spinal cord, Anatome Medullae Spinalis et Nervorum (Gerard Blasius, Amsterdam, C. Commelinum), was published in 1666. The separate origin of the anterior and posterior roots, dorsal root ganglia and the differentiation between the grey and the white matter of the spinal cord were illustrated. Despite this early description, the spinal cord has remained, until recently, the Cinderella of the nervous system, receiving relatively scant attention.


Spinal Cord Dorsal Root Ganglion Club Foot Sensory Loss Dorsal Column 
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