THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CRANIO-CEREBRAL TRAUMA AND ITS SEQUALAE
Final rept., 1 Oct 1964-30 Sep 1965
COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK
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A study has been conducted of 407 U. S. Marine and Navy personnel from the Korean campaign who received head injuries in combat or supporting activities between 1951 and 1953. Small arms fire, mortar fragments, land mines and other missiles accounted for 214 of the injuries, blast for 52 and trauma unrelated to missiles for 141. Seen at the time of injury by Drs. Henry R. Liss, John S. Meyer or William F. Caveness, these men were followed for the first five years by a review of the original field and hospital records in 100 per cent of the cases, questionnaires in 90.6 per cent, personal correspondence in 37.5 per cent, periodic physical examination in 25.5 per cent, additional interviews in 24.5 percent, American Red Cross field study in 69.0 per cent and Veterans Administration records in 66.5 per cent. Attention was directed to the stabilized neurologic deficit, posttraumatic epilepsy, posttraumatic syndrome and social and economic factors, as these appeared in this interval.
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