Professor Heinrich Sebastian Frenkel: A forgotten founder of Rehabilitation Medicine

M. Zwecker, G. Zeilig, A. Ohry

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Abstract

Frenkel was born and later on practiced medicine in Heiden, Swizerland. This small town became, by his vigilant and innovative work, a place of pilgrimage for neurologists. He was the first to introduce the concept of exercise to restore dexterity and to improve ambulation and so pioneered the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Frenkel's method and philosophy became the foundation of treatment for many chronic neurological disabling diseases. His personality and work influenced many famous neurologists, worldwide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalSpinal Cord
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

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