A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Francis Upchurch
Date: 2015 May 31, 20:58 -0700
Frank , yes, usually follows a day or 2 after a head injury. Even a tiny skull fracture can cause bleeding in the epidural space. the soild skull cannot expand, so the growing blood clot presses down onto the brain. Unless a small drainage hole is drilled through the skull (tephination) , the patient is likely to die. Trephination, using a simple brace ad bit drill would have been standard military doctor practice, even in 1952.
C'est la vie.