Contribution of Professor G.I. Turner to domestic traumatology and orthopaedics (to the 160th anniversary of birth)

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The article presents the main milestones of the life of the outstanding scientist G.I. Turner (1858-1941) - a man who made an invaluable contribution to the formation and development of domestic orthopedics, military surgery. At the beginning of medical activity as a general surgeon, he mastered the basic principles of treatment of pathology of the musculoskeletal system, which played an important role in all its subsequent activities. It was G.I. Turner who had the idea of creating specialized hospitals for the wounded and special institutions for the rehabilitation of war invalids. It should be noted his active participation in the popularization of information on the prevention of diseases and injuries, in the practical training of methods of primary care to victims. Much effort and energy has been devoted to helping sick children with physical defects and restoring the working ability of crippled children. For many years he led the work of the orphanage in St. Petersburg, which in 1932 was transformed into the Institute of rehabilitation of physically defective children and adolescents, named after G.I. Turner.

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T. Sh Morgoshiia

Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University

St. Petersburg, Russia


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