For brain injuries, a treatment gap

The first two doctors who examined Scott Hamilton 's fractured skull told his wife that he wouldn't make it through the night. A third believed he could save Hamilton's life.

On Oct. 26, 2005, Hamilton was tossed from his Vespa motor scooter on Market Street in San Francisco during his 2-mile ride to work. He was going 25 mph when his tire skidded on a trolley track, and his helmeted head struck the pavement.

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