WOODPECKERS AND HEAD INJURY

@article{May1976WOODPECKERSAH,
  title={WOODPECKERS AND HEAD INJURY},
  author={P. A. May and P. Newman and J. Fuster and A. Hirschman},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1976},
  volume={307},
  pages={454-455}
}
The woodpecker is an experiment in Nature, a model for the investigation of mechanisms of basic importance for head injury and its prevention. A preliminary anatomical study of the woodpecker's head suggests that it may be fruitful to explore impact protective systems which are radically different from those in common use. 
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