The Poppa Guttmann Recognition and Celebration Project
at The National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville



A book about Poppa and the early days of the NSIC has been commissioned. It is being written by an ex patient and senior nurse of Poppa's Spinal Centre.

Sadly this has been seriously delayed by the unexpected poor health of Michael Rogers.  Please register your interest  as shown below and then we will notify you if the book is written. In addition we will update this page with further news as it develops.

A brief introduction of the book follows:



“We owe our lives to
Poppa Guttmann”

Poppa Guttmann



by Dr. Michael A Rogers MBE Hon. DSc and Elizabeth C Rogers MBE RGN




Mike and ElizabethThroughout the world thousands of people from all walks of life who have sustained spinal cord injuries and resultant paralysis, either from trauma or disease, owe their lives and rehabilitation to the late Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann and his pioneer team of physicians and paramedical staff at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Today many recipients of care and rehabilitation following such injuries are not aware of the fascinating story that lies behind this pioneer research that goes back to the Egyptian days. This short book is designed to refresh and inform readers of the early days at Stoke Mandeville Hospital through research and anecdotal memories of former patients and staff. It will also recall and inform how Guttmann built the Centre into the world famous Centre that it is today and how he introduced sport into rehabilitation.


Would you be interested in a copy of this book?

If so, please register your interest by clicking here.


The Poppa Guttmann Trust
Charity Number: 1134644
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