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Jeff Parker, who played in the N.H.L. from 1986 to 1991 and died last year at age 53, will be seen as another link between hockey head hits and C.T.E.; the league has denied that such a link exists.
What made the brain extraordinary, for the purpose of science, was not just the extent of the damage, but its singular cause.
Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, and her team have examined the brains of 202 deceased football players.
New York Times quoting Dr. Ann McKee,“In the last years of his life, the longtime football coach for dominating college teams wrestled with impaired speech, forgetfulness, lapses in concentration…” Expert quote: “It is likely that he had C.T.E. originally and that it may have contributed to the early onset of Parkinson’s.” View Full Article
The New York Times Robert Stern, School of Medicine One of the frustrations of researchers who study chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits, is that it can be detected only in autopsies, and not in the living… Expert quote: “The more times they hit their head, the higher the […]
New York Times (subscription required) Ann McKee, School of Medicine They are among war’s invisible wounds: the emotional and cognitive problems that many troops experience years after combat explosions sent huge shock waves through their brains… Expert quote: “We have to be very certain — it’s about not jumping the gun, not jumping to conclusions […]
New York Times (subscription required) Ann McKee, School of Medicine Robert Stern, School of Medicine In a small room banked by refrigerators of preserved brains, a pathologist held a specimen up to the light in frank admiration… View full article quoting experts Ann McKee and Robert Stern View full article