Laskas, Jeanne Marie. () Concussion /MLA Citation
Laskas, Jeanne Marie. Concussion. : . Print.
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Jeanne Marie Laskas.
|Main Author:||Laskas, Jeanne Marie|
|Published:||New York : Random House, |
|Topics:||Brain - Concussion. | Sports injuries. | Head - Wounds and injuries. | Football injuries - United States. | Sports medicine - Moral and ethical aspects. | National Football League. | Omalu, Bennet I. (Bennet Ifeakandu)|
|Main Author:||Laskas, Jeanne Marie, 1958-|
|Physical Description:||269 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
|ISBN:||9780812989267 (pbk. ;
0812989260 (pbk. ;
9780812987577 (acid-free paper)
0812987578 (acid-free paper)
|Summary:||In 2002, forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu picked up a scalpel in a Pittsburgh morgue and made a discovery that would rattle America. 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. After retiring in 1990, Webster had suffered a dizzyingly steep decline. The search for answers put Omalu in the crosshairs of one of the most powerful corporations in America: the National Football League. Iron Mike's mental deterioration was caused by blows to the head that could affect everyone playing the game -- the one truth the NFL wanted to ignore.
|Notes:||"A Random House Trade Paperback Original"--Title page verso.
"Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered something he could not ignore. The NFL tried to silence him. His courage would change everything."--Cover.
Released as a motion picture in 2015.