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Examining Childhood Spinal Cord Disease Through a New Lens

When neurologist Dr. H.C. Bastain first introduced transverse myelitis to the medical world in 1882, he described it as a “softening of the spinal cord.” Dr. Bastain presented the autopsy findings of several patients who had already succumbed to spinal cord disease and concluded that the patients had died in one of two ways: either from a stroke in the spinal