A True Shock to the System

A True Shock to the System

Research into electrical injuries at the Chicago Electrical Trauma Research Institute is exposing injuries that go beyond the physical, including changes in mood, personality, emotions, and cognitive functioning.

Like peeling away the layers of an onion, research into electrical injuries is revealing more all the time. It’s enough to bring a tear to the eye when the full extent of the potential damage to unfortunate victims — most from the workplace — is completely grasped.

In work spearheaded by the Chicago Electrical Trauma Research Institute (CETRI), a group that coalesced in 2009 to centralize more than two decades of scattered but intensive research into electrical injury and its tr

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