Rom Houben has been trapped in a series of worst nightmares, including trying for 23 years to alert those around him that he was not in a coma. A new report suggests he's not alone in his experience.
In 1983, Belgian engineering student and martial arts enthusiast Houben, then 20, was in a Glasgow Coma Scale, assessing his eyes, verbal, and motor responses. What they failed to notice was that Houben was actually conscious--but completely paralyzed.that was thought to have left him in a vegetative state. Doctors relied on the widely-used
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