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Type: Journal article
Title: Helmets in surgical history
Author: Simpson, Donald A.
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 1996; 66(5):314-324
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 0004-8682
Statement of
Donald Simpson
Abstract: The relevance of historical experience is evident in a consideration of helmets designed for head protection in war, industry, sport and road transport. Modern helmets are designed to minimize the risk of brain damage by penetration and by blunt impact; where facial or ocular injury is likely, facial protection may be provided by visors, goggles or full-face helmets. The effectiveness of helmets should be monitored by studies of actual injuries; historically, surgeons have done this, in war and peace, for centuries.
Keywords: eye injuries; head injuries; head protective devices; history of medicine; occupational safety; sports; vehicles
Description: Presented as the Herbert Moran Lecture 11 May 1995.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1996.tb01196.x
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