Neuroscience. Shell shock revisited: solving the puzzle of blast trauma.

@article{Bhattacharjee2008NeuroscienceSS,
  title={Neuroscience. Shell shock revisited: solving the puzzle of blast trauma.},
  author={Yudhijit Bhattacharjee},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={319 5862},
  pages={406-8}
}
grade during the brutal Balkan war of the 1990s, neurologist Ibolja Cernak encountered a medical enigma. She saw soldier after soldier with memory deficits, dizziness, speech problems, and difficulties with decision-making—but no obvious injury. Cernak recalls one 19-year-old who went to a grocery store and began to weep after he couldn’t remember how to get back home. When his mother brought him to the hospital a few days later, Cernak learned what later emerged as a common element in all… CONTINUE READING
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