n Without Prejudice - Desperate times call for … medical innovation : intellectual property

Volume 15, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



On 26 October 2014 Gordie Howe (86), better known as "Mr Hockey" in Canadian ice hockey circles, suffered a debilitating stroke that left him bedridden and barely able to eat or talk. Early in November, he suffered another stroke. But within days after receiving stem cell treatment he miraculously recovered to the extent that he could mobilise independently, recognise speech forms such as proverbs and idioms, interact more and was less difficult to understand.

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