Event to mark 40th anniversary of the Glasgow Coma Scale

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The Glasgow Coma Scale is an important measurement that is used by medical professionals around the world. The Glasgow Coma Scale is a neurological scale which measures an individual’s conscious state and is an important part of assessing and treating those who have suffered head or brain injuries.

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Chris Stewart presenting at Glasgow COMA Scale Lecture 2015

Digby Brown Partner Chris Stewart, head of our Serious Injury Department, at the event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Glasgow Coma Scale

The Glasgow Coma Scale is named after University of Glasgow Professors Sir Graham Teasdale and Bryan Jennett who developed it while working in the city’s Southern General Hospital in 1974.  Over 40 years later, it is still used daily around the world.

In late 2014, Digby Brown supported an event held at the University of Glasgow’s Wolfson Medical School Building to mark the 40th anniversary of the Glasgow Coma Scale.  The event featured a presentation from Professor Graham Teasdale who jointly created the scale as well as information on the University’s future medical school and research plans.