Antoni Marian Gabryszewski as a Pioneer of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in Poland Sławomir Jandziś Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2014; 16(5):545-553 ICID: 1128844
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This article describes the work of Dr. Antoni Marian Gabryszewski, orthopaedic surgeon, associate professor at Lvov University, towards the development of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in Poland before World War I. It is based on archival materials, publications in medical journals and articles from the daily press of that time. The author presents little-known facts concerning Dr. Gabryszewski’s occupational and academic activity and his work at the Surgery Dept. of Lvov University as well as his habilitation dissertation, regarded as the first attempt to position orthopaedics as distinct from surgery in Poland. The article also describes his long-term work at the private Orthopaedic Facility established in 1898 in Lvov which later incorporated the Zander Institute in 1908. The Zander Institute was the first in Galicia to offer exercise machines designed by Dr. Gustav Zander, imported from Stockholm and enjoying an extraordinary popularity in the world. Dr. Gabryszewski’s practice as a spa doctor, which he pursued in Iwonicz Zdrój in the summer months, is also presented.
Dr. A. Gabryszewski introduced comprehensive rehabilitation to the treatment of orthopaedic patients both at the Surgery Dept. of Lvov University and at his Orthopaedic Facility. He used therapeutic gymnastics (particularly mechanotherapy), therapeutic massage, physical therapy and orthopaedic aids.
Analysis of the source materials leads to unequivocal conclusions attesting to Dr. A. Gabryszewski’s pioneering role and significant contribution to the development of orthopaedics and rehabilitation in Poland
DOI 10.5604/15093492.1128844 PMID 25406927 - click here to show this article in PubMed