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Confronting Traumatic Brain Injury

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:456
  1. Christian Murray-Leslie, consultant in rehabilitation medicine
  1. Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby

    William J Winslade

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    Yale University Press, £10.50, pp 236

    ISBN 0 300 07942 7

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    There is a pressing need to effectively address the issues of prevention of traumatic brain injury and the rehabilitation and care of those affected. Despite the often tragic circumstances and nature of major head injury, the subject evokes little public or political interest and makes many people feel uneasy. The difficulty people have in relating to others with brain injury, as opposed to those with purely “physical” disablement, is well illustrated in this book by the story of press secretary James Brady, hit by a bullet intended for President Reagan. This is one of …

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