Military medicine is woefully behind the curve on traumatic brain injury. Much of the research to date is at best inconclusive, offers little hope, and kindles a sense of despair.
It was once said that military medicine is to medicine as military music is to music—the implication being that neither is very good. While John Philip Sousa is not in Gustav Mahler’s league, military medicine today probably is as good as medical science has to offer. I regularly caution skeptics that if they don’t believe in miracles they haven’t visited a military treatment facility recently.