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Notes on the Development of Interest in North America in Head Injury

  • J. P. Evans
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 5)

Abstract

The purpose of this brief communication is not to present a profound analysis of the problems of the head-injured patient nor to offer a nationalistic survey of North American accomplishments in the field. Rather, I propose to review, in summary fashion, steps taken in the past and being made at present, in the belief that a backward look may throw some light on the future. I trust that the selected bibliography may prove useful for European colleagues. My comments will be limited to the North American experience. Canadian and United States neurologic surgeons share a great deal, and for our present purposes may be looked on as a common group.

Keywords

Head Injury Emergency Medical Service Surgeon General Mortality Figure Neurologic Surgeon 
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References

Phase I

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Phase II

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Phase III

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Phase IV

  1. Head Injury Conference — Proceedings. CAVENESS, W.F., WALKER, A.E. (eds.). Philadelphia: Lippincott 1966Google Scholar
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  • J. P. Evans

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