Medical Aspects

1st Edition - April 22, 2003

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  • Editors: Friedrich Unterharnscheidt, Julia Taylor Unterharnscheidt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080528250
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780127091303

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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.

Key Features

* Presents in-depth analysis of the phenomenon of "punch drunkness"
* Includes detailed case histories of the clinical and pathomorphological findings uncovered by current medical research
* Extensively reviews medical literature


All physicians including: neurologists, psychiatrists, opthalmologists, pediatricians, sport physicians, ring physicians, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, general practitioners, pathologists, and physicians in internal medicine

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 900
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: April 22, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080528250
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780127091303

About the Editors

Friedrich Unterharnscheidt

Julia Taylor Unterharnscheidt

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