LITTLE, William John
On the nature of club-foot and analogous distortions.London: Jeffs, 1839.
Little suffered from club-foot himself. This is the greatest English classic on the subject. See No. 4329.
Subjects: GENETICS / HEREDITY › HEREDITARY / CONGENITAL DISEASES OR DISORDERS › Hereditary Disorders of the Skeleton › Clubfoot, ORTHOPEDICS › Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments › Foot / Ankle, Podiatry
Course of lectures on the deformities of the human frame. Lecture IX.Lancet, 1, 350-54, 1843 – 1844.
Little’s description of congenital cerebral spastic diplegia resulted in the condition being named “Little’s disease”. See also No. 4735.
Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Degenerative Disorders
On the nature and treatment of the deformities of the human frame.London: Longman, 1853.
Little was the first eminent orthopedic surgeon in the British Isles. He studied under Stromeyer and, in 1838, he founded the Orthopaedic Institution, now the (Royal) National Orthopaedic Hospital, London. The above work is an elaboration of lectures delivered in 1843.
Early description of progressive muscular dystrophy (p. 14).
Subjects: NEUROLOGY › Degenerative Disorders, NEUROLOGY › Myopathies, ORTHOPEDICS › Diseases of or Injuries to Bones, Joints & Skeleton