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The aftermath of boxing1

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 July 2009

J. A. N. Corsellis
Affiliation:
From the Department of Neuropathology, Runwell Hospital, Wickford, Essex
C. J. Bruton
Affiliation:
From the Department of Neuropathology, Runwell Hospital, Wickford, Essex
Dorothy Freeman-Browne
Affiliation:
From the Department of Neuropathology, Runwell Hospital, Wickford, Essex

Synopsis

The brains of 15 retired boxers have been studied and the lives of the men concerned have been investigated in retrospect. A characteristic pattern of cerebral change has been identified which appears not only to be a result of the boxing but also to underlie many features of the punch-drunk syndrome.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1973

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