Concussions have been ignored for years-now is the time to take them seriously
A fascinating OP ED in the New York Times asks the important question, why are we now for the first time taking concussions seriously?
The OP ED by Deborah Blum reveals the following warning in October of 1928 in the Journal of the American Medical Association:
“There is a very definite brain injury due to single or repeated blows on the head or jaw which cause multiple concussion hemorrhages. ... The condition can no longer be ignored by the medical profession or the public.”
Thankfully, after 82 years of neglect, concussions are now being taken seriously.
Read this important discussion about concussions: Will science take the field?