The sickening crunch of football players crashing against
each other, helmet to helmet, echoes through “Concussion” like an alarm.
There’s another appalling sound here, too, created by the collision of
corporate avarice — in the blurred form of the National Football League — and a
doctor fighting a righteous fight.
12/25/15: I just saw Concussion.A truly amazing film.The hero is Dr. Bennet Omalu, a Nigerian
neuro- and forensic pathologist, who had the courage to follow up on his unpopular findings.Will Smith and Alec Baldwin are powerful and
amazing in their roles.This film is a
great introduction to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and it won’t be
just football.Concussion addresses an
unfortunate truth.It’s great to see a
film where a pathologist, especially a forensic pathologist is the hero.DJE
Reference: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a National Football
League player. Omalu BI, DeKosky ST, Minster RL, Kamboh MI, Hamilton RL, Wecht
CH. Neurosurgery. 2005 Jul;57(1):128-34; discussion 128-34. Abstract. (This is where it all began!)