Birth and evolution of the football helmet.

@article{Levy2004BirthAE,
  title={Birth and evolution of the football helmet.},
  author={Michael L Levy and Burak M. Ozgur and Cherisse Berry and Henry E. Aryan and Michael L. J. Apuzzo},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          656-61; discussion 661-2
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To review the advent and evolution of the football helmet through historical, physiological, and biomechanical analysis. METHODS We obtained data from a thorough review of the literature. RESULTS Significant correlation exists between head injuries and the advent of the football helmet in 1896, through its evolution in the early to mid-1900s, and regulatory standards for both helmet use and design and tackling rules and regulations. With the implementation of National Operating… CONTINUE READING
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