Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, the visionary founder of the Paralympic Movement, was born on the 3rd July in Tost, Germany in 1899. He worked at Stoke Mandeville Hospital revolutionising the care of paralysed servicemen introducing a whole new approach to the treatment of tetraplegic and paraplegic patients.
We are excited to announce that the National Paralympic Heritage Trust has partnered with Calibre Audio to produce the audiobook version of the biography “The Spirit of Stoke Mandeville, The Story of Sir Ludwig Guttmann”, written by Susan Goodman. Listeners willl earn about the life and inspirational work of Professor Sir Ludwig Guttmann, CBE and how the Paralympics were set up. This is the first time that the two organisations have collaborated.
The book will be launched this September so keep an eye out for future details.
Images courtsey of National Paralympic Heritage Trust