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July 1969

Head Injured Men: Fifteen Years Later.

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By A. Earl Walker and Franco Erculei. Price, $7.50. Pp 118. Charles C Thomas, Publishers, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1969.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;21(1):115-116. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740190117018

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Abstract

The highly selected subjects in this small monograph are all male veterans of World War II, who sustained head injuries during their tour of duty, but not all as the result of combat wounds. The "Cushing" group of 241 comprised men studied at Framingham, Mass, one to three years after injury, because of one or more seizures. They were studied again after ten years, and now, after 15 years. The other 123 men were taken from Army and VA pension rosters for a study in 1950 to 1954 (six to nine years after wounding), in an attempt to match degree of injury in a nonselected group of head-injured patients. The latter group actually comprises men with less severe head injuries. Examinations were made by two neurosurgeons, a psychologist, and an electroencephalographer. The purpose of the study was primarily to assess the state of men who developed epilepsy

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