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April 1948

FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF MEN WITH PENETRATING INJURY TO THE BRAIN

Arch NeurPsych. 1948;59(4):511-516. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1948.02300390068009
Abstract

THE PURPOSE of this study is to examine the status of men with penetrating injuries to the brain who have been discharged more than six months from an Army neurologic-neurosurgical center. In a previous communication, I1 described the condition and problems of these men during the later period of their recovery in the hospital. It was acknowledged then that these men had only faint awareness of their problems.

In the present paper is reported the course of their continued recovery outside the hospital and the Army. What problems, defects and symptoms do they have, one or two years after they were wounded; and how are they managing these handicaps? Has the passage of time verified our optimism of what the human organism can endure?2

Some, although not all, of these men will require occasional or frequent medical investigation and treatment for many years. It is well, therefore, to

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