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John C. Laughlin
09-02-1997, 05:29 AM
On 8/21/97 John Laughlin wrote:

Hi:

Just wondering if anyone knows of any good articles about concussion
causation/potential especially (but not necessarily) related to moderate
automobile collisions. Thanks for your help.

John


Thanks for the responses. They were very helpful. Here is a summary of
what I received.

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SAE has published a book by Dr. Alan Hyde called:

Crash Injuries. You may want to chck that out. There is a short
discussion of head injuries including closed head injuries to the
brain.
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You might try

A.K. Ommaya & A.E. Hirsch's, Tolerances for cerebral concussion from
head
impact and whiplash in primates. J. Biomechanics 4: 13-21, 1971.
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Hi , the book Biomechanics of impact injury and injury tolerances of the
head neck complex edited by Stanley Backaitis and produced by the
Society
of Automotive Engineers has about a 1000 pages of papers on exactly what
is
said in the title and should be pretty useful.
Matt
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Thanks for the responses - FYI - I found the book Biomechanics of Impact
and Injury Tolerances.... to be very useful. I've also found the book
Accidental Injury - Biomechanics and Prevention edited by Nahum and
Melvin to be a good reference for head and spine injuries as well.

Thanks,

John



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