Neuropathologist Who Identified Chronic Brain Damage In NFL Players Opens Drexel …

Neuroscience Leaders Outline Latest Advances in Stroke, Aneurysm, Epilepsy, Pain Management, Neuro-Oncology and Other Critical Issues Atlantic City, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 16, 2016 The neuropathologist who identified chronic brain damage in NFL players opened the Drexel Neurosciences Conference with a powerful recounting of his search for scientific truth amid attacks from professional sports and even some in established medicine. Dr. Bennet Omalu told the more than 300 physicians, nurses and other health care providers gathered at the conference about the day in 2002 when he examined the body of football player Mike Webster, who suffered from amnesia, depression and dementia. “Everybody was talking about him so negatively. I was offended. I knew he played football,” said the Nigerian-born physician who was working at the Allegheny County Coroner’s Office in…


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