Acquired growth hormone deficiency and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism in a subject with repeated head trauma, or Tintin goes to the neurologist.
Antoine Cyr, Louis-Olivier Cyr and Claude Cyr (PDF reprint here)
For each incident, we identified the cause of the trauma, the length of loss of consciousness (calculated by the number of frames before Tintin returns to normal activity) and the apparent severity of the trauma (indicated by the number of objects [e.g., stars, candles] revolving above Tintin’s head). A Spearman correlation test was performed between the last 2 items.
Courtesy of this weeks New Scientist – a stunning expose of the risks of being a cartoon character.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal published it.