Showing posts with label neuropathology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label neuropathology. Show all posts

Monday, September 13, 2010

Letter of the Day: September 13

Post Hospital

Fort Clark Texas

Sept. 13. 1883



Col. J.S. Billings

Surgeon US Army

Curator Army Medical Museum

Washington D.C.




In reply to your communication of the 5th Inst. I regret to say that no specimen was preserved in the case of Pvt. George W. Trump. Co. K 19 Infantry who died June 15th 1885 of embolism of Right Middle Cerebral Artery.


The specimen removed in this case became, under examination, much broken down and torn (through softening of the brain structure), and was through to be of too little value to forward to the Army Medical Museum.


Very Respectfully,

Your Obt. Servt.

F.L. Town

Major and Surgeon US Army

Post Surgeon

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

NYTimes on traumatic brain injury research

The Museum has an extremely large collection of brains and slices thereof that can be used in this type of research. For information on current research in other places, see A Chance for Clues to Brain Injury in Combat Blasts
Published: June 23, 2009
Twenty members of the military have donated their brain tissue upon death to help scientists determine the effects of blast injuries on the brain.

Friday, February 29, 2008