L AWRENCE OF ARA­BIA

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Next time you wear a hel­met think of T E Lawrence. In May 1935, the na­tional hero suf­fered cat­a­strophic brain in­juries dur­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent. Among the med­i­cal ex­perts sum­moned in an at­tempt to save his life was the neu­ro­sur­geon Hugh Cairns.

Con­vinced that Lawrence would have lived if he’d been wear­ing a hel­met, Cairns be­gan a study of fa­tal mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dents. His find­ings led to the adop­tion of pro­tec­tive head­gear by mil­i­tary dis­patch riders and ul­ti­mately their use by mo­tor­cy­clists ev­ery­where.

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