oa South African Medical Journal - Head injuries
|Article Title||Head injuries|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Johannesburg General Hospital; Children's Hospital|
|Publication Date||Oct 1942|
|Pages||372 - 374|
|Keyword(s)||Cerebral, Compression, Concussion, Fracture, Head, injury, Irritation and Trauma|
As in all other injuries, haemorrhage and shock should be dealt with at the first instance in head injuries. Lumbar puncture not done as a routine in head injury. Not much more is gained as a rule in routine use than can be found from a clinical examination and ill-effects may be produced from its too free use.
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