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Day: September 3, 2007

Deep Brain Stimulation Works for Brain Damaged Man

Deep Brain Stimulation Works for Brain Damaged Man

The medical establishment is excited over the outcome of recent treatment on a brain-damaged man. He’d been brain-damaged for six years. All he had was slight movement in his thumb and his eyes. Electrodes were inserted into his brain. Over a six-month period electrodes were turned off and on. This is called “deep brain stimulation”. The same treatment was tried on Terri Schiavo but failed. The patient has regained his ability to speak. Though we can’t initiate conversations he can…

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