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Author Laskas, Jeanne Marie, 1958-

Title Concussion / Jeanne Marie Laskas.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Random House, 2015.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  617.5 L345    ---  Available
Description 269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note "A Random House Trade Paperback Original."
"Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered something he could not ignore. The NFL tried to silence him. His courage would change everything"--Cover.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
Contents Obscurity -- Running -- Spiral -- America -- Fancy -- The morgue -- Discovery -- Belonging -- Attack -- Scramble -- Oddball -- Comfort zone -- Word -- Daddy -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
Summary "Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while reporting a story for GQ that would go on to inspire the movie Concussion. Omalu told her about a day in September 2002, when, in a dingy morgue in downtown Pittsburgh, he picked up a scalpel and made a discovery that would rattle America in ways he'd never intended. Omalu was new to America, chasing the dream, a deeply spiritual man escaping the wounds of civil war in Nigeria. The body on the slab in front of him belonged to a fifty-year-old named Mike Webster, aka "Iron Mike," a Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, one of the greatest ever to play the game. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. Toward the end of his life, he was living out of his van, tasering himself to relieve his chronic pain, and fixing his rotting teeth with Super Glue. How did this happen?, Omalu asked himself. How did a young man like Mike Webster end up like this? The search for answers would change Omalu's life forever and put him in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. What Omalu discovered in Webster's brain--proof that Iron Mike's mental deterioration was no accident but a disease caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game--was the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore."-- From publisher description.
Source B&T 12.2015 PARS
Subject Brain -- Concussion.
Sports injuries.
Head -- Wounds and injuries.
ISBN 9780812987577 (paperback : acid-free paper)
0812987578 (paperback : acid-free paper)

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