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Randy Cassingham’s Honorary Unsubscribe Recognizes the Unknown, the Forgotten and the Often Obscure People who Had an Impact on Our Lives.
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The very conscious

Fred Plum

A neurologist, Plum researched consciousness — and unconsciousness, especially comas — choosing the career as a teen, when his sister died from polio. Plum and Scottish neurosurgeon Byron Jennett developed the Glasgow Coma Scale in the 1970s, an objective way of documenting and monitoring the conscious state of a patient. It’s still used today, starting in the field by paramedics. Plum and Jennett also coined the term “persistent vegetative state”. Dr. Plum died in a Manhattan hospice June 11 from primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia. He was 86.

From This is True for 13 June 2010


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See details on Volume 1 (covering 1998 through 2000), Volume 2 (2001 through 2003), Volume 3 (2004 through 2006), and Volume 4 (2007 through 2009).

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