The physiological basis of concussion: 50 years later

J Neurosurg. 1994 Sep;81(3):493-4. doi: 10.3171/jns.1994.81.3.0493.


In this brief narrative, the author compares what is known today about the physiological basis of concussion with the results of studies described 50 years ago in the Journal of Neurosurgery. The author was a member of the team that originally reported these findings in the first volume of the Journal of Neurosurgery.

Publication types

  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Brain Concussion / etiology
  • Brain Concussion / history*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans