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BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7050.172a (Published 20 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:172
  1. Brian Pentland
  1. Consultant neurologist Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh EH9 2HL

    EDITOR,—It may be some comfort for A N Bamji to learn that the struggle to establish rehabilitation services for patients with brain injury in the face of inertia and obfuscation is not a new phenomenon.1 The reference to war in the title of Bamji's article is particularly pertinent, for during the second world war the foundations for what is required were laid.

    Early in the 1940s the Medical Research Council established a committee to advise on the promotion of research into …

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