Ours Not to Reason! - Why? - W. A. WildboreW. A. Wildbore, 1976, Hardback.
Condition: Very Good. Slightly cocked. Lower board somewhat scuffed and marked. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.
From the introduction: “This is the unique story of a British housewife who became paralysed from the waist down as a result of a serious spinal injury received in a car accident in Junel970. The uniqueness lies in the fact that this was the first British patient to go, after many months of treatment in a famous British National Spinal Unit, to Czechoslovakia for the highly controversial spinal neurosurgery that had been practised there for many years. The direct result of this surgery gave rise to several areas of improvement, particularly in terms of very severe pain that had prevented proper rehabilitation by the British Spinal Unit. These improvements were predicted (but not promised) by the operating surgeon prior to the surgery and the patient is now fully rehabilitated and out at work in a wheelchair. The operation also revealed a diagnostic inaccuracy on the part of the British Spinal Unit which allowed the chance of an even greater degree of improvement to be lost. This was due to the deterioration of spinal nerves during the time it took the author to understand the situation and make arrangements to get the patient out of Britain and into a university military hospital in Czechoslovakia.”