a1 From the Department of Neuropathology, Runwell Hospital, Wickford, Essex
The brains of 15 retired boxers have been studied and the lives of the men concerned have been investigated in retrospect. A characteristic pattern of cerebral change has been identified which appears not only to be a result of the boxing but also to underlie many features of the punch-drunk syndrome.
1 This study was aided by a grant from the Medical Research Council.
2 Miss Freeman-Browne was supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust.