Historical perspectives on concussion

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Abstract

Knowledge about concussions has evolved over the last several thousand years. Early concepts focused on a concussion being a symptom of a head injury, rather than more modern thinking of concussion as its own independent diagnosis with its own set of symptoms. The areas of basic science, neuropsychology, and prevention of concussion through protective gear are explored in historical terms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric and Adolescent Concussion
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Management and Outcomes
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages3-8
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780387895451
ISBN (Print)9780387895444
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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