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Alcoholic Brain Atrophy

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A brain scan may be used in the future to detect organic reasons for criminal behavior, including possible brain atrophy in alcoholic offenders. A medical team described how computerized axial tomographic (CAT) scans--telegraphic sweeps of cross sections of the brain--might help.

Patricia Laffey, head of Non-Invasive Imaging at Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, outlined her study of 5,800... Login to read more
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