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The 'Glasgow Outcome Scale' (GOS) is a scale so that patients with brain injuries, such as cerebral traumas can be divided into groups that allow standardised descriptions of the objective degree of recovery.

The first description was in 1975 by Jennett and Bond 1).

In 1973, Epstein identified lateral recess stenosis as another cause of canal narrowing 2). It was not until 1975 with the evolution of cross-sectional imaging and 1980's advances in CT and later MRI, that it became apparent that the soft tissue ligaments were a major cause of primary and also secondary stenosis.

In 1975 the Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) introduced a score for the clinical neurological judgment of cervical myelopathy. In Japan and other Oriental countries this so-called JOA score is especially popular for judging the clinical progression of a disease known as ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), which is very common in Japan.

Department of Neurosurgery, Hiroshima University Hospital (HUH) was established on September of 1974 and started its clinical service from April of 1975 by Professor Emeritus Tohru UOZUMI.

Jennett, B; Bond, M (1975 Mar 1). “Assessment of outcome after severe brain damage.”. Lancet 1 (7905): 480–484. PMID 46957.
Lumbar nerve root compression at the intervertebral foramina caused by arthritis of the posterior facet. Epstein JA, Epstein BS, Lavine LS, et al. J Neurosurg. 1973;39:362–369.
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