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August 1969

Head Injured Men Fifteen Years Later.

Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(2):257. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300180129040

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"What will the future be like for the patient having suffered cerebral trauma?" This question is asked daily by the many patients who have experienced trauma and by their relatives. There is no other reference giving an answer to so many aspects of the late sequelae to head trauma than this book by A. E. Walker and F. Erculei, Head Injured Men Fifteen Years Later.

Here is the history of 300 men wounded in World War II, including their economic, social, personal, and medical status. These men were examined at intervals for five years; their neurological and psychological changes and their adjustment to every aspect of life were assessed. This group of patients was of a rather uniform young age, and with our existing knowledge of the effects of trauma on more senior individuals, it would be of great value to have similar studies performed on different age groups.


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