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||Posted - 18/05/2012 : 12:33:42
I remember when I was about 6 and living in Montevideo there was a soldier who was standing beside an old canon which was being fired for a ceremony, and the canon ball hit his head and smashed away most of one side of it, but he did survive although badly impaired.
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 16:21:42
I vaguely remember this from when I was a psychology student. From memory there was also a case of a guy (who for some reason I remember was called Clive) who was a fencer and got a foil pushed in under his chin (I think) and all the way up through his brain, which must have taken a fair bit of doing! There was a film of him which was pretty sad viewing as his long term memory was badly affected. I suppose there is no other ethical way to learn this stuff...
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 14:00:32
A foreman that was quick tempered, always changing his mind, foul mouthed, inappropriate conduct.....
Geez I've worked for loads of them, did they all suffer from a bar through the head?
Back to the subject, this sadly reminds me of a neighbour that had a stroke, my mum who had dementia and my MIL who has dementia.
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 13:13:52
I knew about Gage in the 1970s when my sister was studying psychology, good to know more can be learned from this.
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 13:12:59
The thought of anything smashing through a person's skull, mashing up brain-matter, and popping out the other side is somewhat... skin crawling!
||Posted - 17/05/2012 : 12:58:56
Amazing. Coincidence or what -- I was reminded in a conversation just yesterday of a similar case that happened in Kent 20 years ago. A worker in the Sheerness Steel works was standing by a rolling mill (he shouldna been there) which was turning out building reinforcing rods from recycled crushed cars. I have been in that mill and seen that process working. The rods come out of the rollers at about 40 miles an hour and at 1300 degrees. Sometimes there's a mishap and a rod will not come out straight. The machine is programmed to immediately cut it off before it buckles too much and bungs-up the whole machine. So in this case, the cut-off bit shot through the air, through the guy's hard hat and poked out the other side of his head. A fellow worker grabbed it pulled it out. Upshot was that they reckon the terrific heat of the rod sealed all the blood vessels and brain cell walls that it had passed through. The guy lost 10% of his brain but amazingly was back at work a couple of months later, a bit slow in the thinking department but well enough to work.