Typescript: "Brain Injuries Committee"

Scope and Content

Brief report on the work of the Brain Injuries Committee. The Committee was set up by the Medical Research Council under the chairmanship of Professor E. D. Adrian. Jefferson became a member and attended the first meeting in March 1940, along with Hugh Cairns and Norman Dott among others. The committee ended in 1946 when this report was probably written. The report outlines the major achievements of the committee, particularly early research into basic factors in head injuries and the creation of a glossary of terms relating to head injuries. Jefferson also outlines work done by the special head injuries hospitals at St Hugh's College Oxford and at Edinburgh.