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Omalu Experiment on Long-term Traumatic Brain Injury, 2002

In Laboratory on November 29, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Long-term traumatic brain injury, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), was identified by neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2002. The finding resulted from a brain autopsy performed on Mike Webster, a well-known former Steelers football player. According to a recently produced FRONTLINE documentary called “League of Denial,” Dr. Omalu is described as having discovered “the first hard evidence that playing football could cause permanent brain damage.”
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