oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Problems in acute head injuries

Volume 5, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In conclusion, the writer realises that much of this paper is theory only and that ""the mere bedside clinician has rushed in where physiologists fear to tread."" However, if this paper only raises new interest, challenges the common fatalistic attitude and suggests a new line of approach towards the many problems of these severe head injuries, it will have achieved the writer's purpose. The major series of head injuries referred to in this paper was investigated and recorded in the writer's surgical unit at Baragwanath Hospital (University of Witwatersrand), Johannesburg, South Africa. This non� European hospital, world famous for its abundance of pathology, receives an average of 5,000 head injuries per annum.

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