Boxing : Medical Aspects

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This book neither argues for or against the continuation of boxing, but lays out the literature and the body of scientific knowledge that are necessary to provide a meaningful background for the ensuing debate. It provides a comprehensive resource for those who are involved in regulating boxing and those who participate directly, as well as for the medical and scientific communities. Includes carefully quoted case histories and research as well as an extensive body of medical literature on boxing injuries to demonstrate that brain damage is a natural consequence of boxing.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 900 pages
  • 204 x 268 x 46mm | 2,639.89g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0127091300
  • 9780127091303

Table of contents

Impact of Mechanics and Neuropathology of Closed Head Injury
Classification of Head and Brain Injuries
Injury Producing Mechanisms
Clinical Diagnoses
Types of Injuries of the Brain and Its Enveloping Structures
General Aspects of Biomechanics of Boxing
Importance of Animal Models for the Interpretation of Boxing Injuries
Injuries Apart from CNS Damage
Eye Injuries
Hearing Impairments
Injuries to the Hand, Wrist, Muscles, and Peripheral Nerves
Injuries to Internal Organs
Damage to the Central Nervous System
Acute Clinical Findings
Chronic Clinical Findings
Electroencephalographic Findings in Boxers
Acute Pathomorphological Findings
Chronic Pathomorphological Findings
Case Histories of Histologically Examined Boxers
Punch Drunk Syndrome
Examples of Brain Damaged Boxers
Fatal Incidents in the Boxing Ring
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Review quote

"...the boxing photographs in the book are magnificent and provide a medical history of the sport that has never been done before."
-Margaret Goodman, MD for THE RING, October 2005
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About Friedrich Unterharnscheidt

Edited by Friedrich Unterharnscheidt and Julia Taylor Unterharnscheidt
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