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December 8, 1999

Head InjuryOver My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury From the Inside Looking Out

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Claudia L. Osborn, 239 pp, $21.95, ISBN 0-8362-5419-8, Kansas City, Kan, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1998.

JAMA. 1999;282(22):2180-2181. doi:10.1001/jama.282.22.2180-JBK1208-4-1

Every hour of every day, people around the world fall victim to life altering accidents. On July 11, 1988, Claudia Osborn, a successful physician and respected medical school faculty member, became one of those statistics. Osborn's life took a dramatic shift after a bicycle accident left her with a severe head injury.

Over My Head is the powerful story of a warrior, battling her disability and motivated by a profound desire to beat the odds, restore her cognitive abilities, and ultimately return to practicing medicine. She was able to put her life back on track with the help of the physical medicine and rehabilitation team.

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