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Physical and intellectual recovery following prolonged hypoxic coma.
  1. R. H. Falk
  1. Cardiology Section, Shaarei Zedek Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel.


    Prolonged coma resulting from hypoxic brain injury is usually associated with a dismal chance of return to independent existence. In this report a case is described of a 60 year old man who recovered and returned to work as a university professor after being in a vegetative state at least 8 weeks after a prolonged cerebral hypoxic event.

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