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October 1982

Neurobehavioral Consequences of Closed Head Injury

Author Affiliations

Book Review Editor Department of Neurology University Hospitals Iowa City, IA 52242
Neuropsychology Laboratory University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55455

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(10):675-676. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510220073030

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The literature on the neuropsychological consequences of closed head injury (CHI) has been marked by periodic attempts to consolidate knowledge and relate recent developments to the earlier knowledge base. The highpoints of this distinguished literature include Russel and Espir's Traumatic Aphasia (Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, 1961) and Russell's The Traumatic Amnesias (Oxford University Press, 1971). This seminal series of contributions was followed by a comprehensive collection of articles on a wide range of subjects extending from the biophysics and pathophysiology to the behavioral and medicolegal implications of head injury, in a volume edited by Walker et al, The Late Effects of Head Injury (Springfield, Ill, Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1969). Levin and Benton, neuropsychologists, and Grossman, a neurosurgeon, now update this literature for the past decade, with emphasis on the neuropsychological sequelae.

The book is distinguished by its organization, objectivity, thoroughness, and efficient writing style. It effectively integrates recent

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