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Pete
01-15-2015, 18:47
The mystery of shellshock solved: Scientists identify the unique brain injury caused by war

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/the-mystery-of-shellshock-solved-scientists-identify-the-unique-brain-injury-caused-by-war-9981443.html

"When the war poet Wilfred Owen wrote of “men whose minds the Dead have ravished” he was attempting to describe the mysterious effects of shellshock which started appearing during the First World War and of which he himself was a sufferer.

Now, a century after the first cases began to appear, scientists believe they have for the first time identified the signature brain injury that could explain why some soldiers go on to have their lives blighted by the condition....."

I'm not medically inclined but find this study interesting. I do have a couple pf problems with it. First linking "shell shocked" with the IED induced brain injuries. As I understand it - they are not the small.

Still interesting.