Long-Term Ajustment to Traumatic Bain Injury
The earliest references in the Western literature to sequelae after traumatic brain injury are presumably those of Valerius Maximus (ca. A.D. 30) and Pliny (A.D. 23–79). They described how a learned man of Athens with the stroke of a stone forgot his letters and could read no more, but that his memory otherwise served him well. Pliny also referred to the case of a man who, with a fall from the roof of a high house, lost his remembrance of his own mother, friends, and neighbors (Benton, 1960). It may be supposed that the two patients represent different types of traumatic brain injury, the former a focal lesion and the latter severe diffuse neuronal damage.
KeywordsEurope Dementia Hydrocephalus Rosen Aphasia
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