Post-Traumatic Amnesia, Post-Concussional Symptoms, and Accident Neurosis

  • A. N. Guthkelch
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 28)


The Glasgow Coma Scale, as developed by Jennett and his colleagues, is of the greatest value in the prediction of the outcome of very severe injuries. In less severe cases, where the problem is one of loss of working time rather than of life or death, where questions of the patient’s ability to work may have serious medico-legal as well as purely medical implications, but where the patient’s symptoms are largely subjective, a reliable estimate of the likely duration of the patient’s disability is no less important.


Glasgow Coma Scale Organic Brain Damage Indirect Violence Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistula Carotid Artery Thrombosis 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Guthkelch
    • 1
  1. 1.University Department of NeurosurgeryPittsburghUSA

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