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Author Matyas, Jessica.

Title Famous Case Histories in Neurotrauma What Neuroscience Continues to Learn from Survivors
Published Milton : Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (171 p.)
Contents Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. 'What Could Possibly Go Wrong?': An Introduction to Neurotrauma -- Introduction -- Disclaimers/Words of Warning -- Basics of Neuroanatomy -- Basics of Neural Signaling -- Post-Traumatic Terminology -- Additional Terms and Definitions -- 2. 'Bone Windows': Trephination and the Modern Craniotomy -- Anthropological Records -- Craniotomies -- Additional Remarks -- 3. 'In with a Bang': The American Crowbar Case, Mr. Phineas Gage -- An Explosive Situation -- Follow-Up Findings
14. 'Down like a Ton of Bricks': Iron Mike Webster and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy -- No Helmet Thick Enough -- Parallels to and Risks of Other Diseases -- At-Risk Individuals -- Future Directions -- 15. 'Misery Loves Company': Similarities among Highly Variable TBIs/SCIs -- Comorbidity -- Seizures -- Pain -- Memory Loss -- Mike from Michigan -- A Case to Tie Them All Together -- Mike from Michigan -- Closing Remarks and Thanks -- References -- Index
7. 'Fast, Affordable Brain Surgery for Everyone!': Walter Freeman, Pioneer of the Transorbital Lobotomy -- Surgery and Showmanship -- Frontal Lobe Syndrome -- Famous Patients -- Modern Methods -- Additional Remarks -- 8. 'Hi, My Name is Henry': The World's Most Memorable Amnestic, H.M. -- Living Only in the Here and Now -- Alternative Treatments -- Future Research -- 9. 'To Jodie with Love': James Brady's Emotional Journey -- Saturday Night Special -- The Unexpected Effects -- Future Contributions -- 10. 'On Shaky Ground': The Frozen Addicts and Toxin-Induced Parkinsonism
Frozen in Your Own Body -- Other Therapeutic Options -- Pathologies of Parkinsonism -- Future Directions -- 11. 'The One True Superman': Christopher Reeve's Steps toward Hope -- You'll Believe a Man Can Fly -- The Unexpected Effects -- Potential Therapies -- Future Research -- 12. 'A Stream of Water is Endlessly Beautiful': Jason Padgett and Acquired Savant Syndrome -- Untapped Potential Now Tapped -- The Unexpected Effects -- Future Research -- 13. 'Man Bites Dog': How Rabies Encephalitis May Someday Be Curable -- Just One Bite -- The Milwaukee Protocol -- Future Research
Lesser Known Effects of the Injury -- Future Contributions -- 4. 'No Words to Describe': Patient Tan and Aphasias -- Rendered Speechless -- Wernicke and Other Aphasias -- Future Research -- 5. 'We're All Mad Here': Mercury Toxicity and the Origin of the Phrase 'Mad as a Hatter' -- Occupational Hazards -- Mechanisms of Toxicity -- Future Research -- 6. 'My World of Pure Imagination': Roald Dahl's Journey from Fighter Pilot to Children's Author -- Emergency Crash Landing -- Lifelong Residual Effects -- Additional Remarks
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1000172929