How Woodpeckers Will Save Football

It takes a bird brain to play contact sports safely

Aug 8, 2019 · 9 min read
Illustration: Seymour Chwast

By Moises Velasquez-Manoff

In 2007, David Smith, a doctor of internal medicine and founder of a company that makes wound dressings, gave a presentation at a medical conference in Maryland. Afterward an audience member, worried by mounting reports of traumatic brain injury from blasts among…

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