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Rowan’s Rugby Fatality Prompts Canada’s First Concussion Legislation

  • Charles Tator (a1), Jill Starkes (a2) (a3) (a4), Gillian Dolansky (a2) (a5), Julie Quet (a2) (a5), Jean Michaud (a2) (a5) and Michael Vassilyadi (a2) (a5)...
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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Correspondence to: Charles Tator, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Email: charles.tator@uhn.ca

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All authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

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Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences
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  • EISSN: 2057-0155
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