The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly couldn't recognize their own children. Pillars of the community became pathological liars. Some people couldn't speak but could still sing. In The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, Sam Kean travels through time with stories of neurological curiosities: phantom limbs, Siamese twin brains, viruses that eat patients' memories, blind people who see through their tongues. He weaves these narratives together with prose that makes the pages fly by, to create a story of discovery that reaches back to the 1500s and the high-profile jousting accident that inspired this book's title.* With the lucid, masterful explanations and razor-sharp wit his fans have come to expect, Kean explores the brain's secret passageways and recounts the forgotten tales of the ordinary people whose struggles, resilience, and deep humanity made neuroscience possible. *"The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons" refers to the case of French king Henri II, who in 1559 was lanced through the skull during a joust, resulting in one of the most significant cases in neuroscience history. For hundreds of years scientists have gained important lessons from traumatic accidents and illnesses, and such misfortunes still represent their greatest resource for discovery.

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  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 416 pages
  • ISBN : 031624225X
  • Rating : 4/5 from 19 reviews
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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 06 May 2014
GET THIS BOOKThe Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories. Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was miraculous, if puzzling. Observers were amazed by the transformations that took place when different parts of the brain were destroyed, altering victims' personalities. Parents suddenly

Neurosurgical Neuropsychology

Neurosurgical Neuropsychology
  • Author : Caleb M. Pearson,Eric Ecklund-Johnson,Shawn D. Gale
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 15 November 2018
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Neurosurgical Neuropsychology: The Practical Application of Neuropsychology in the Neurosurgical Practice comprehensively explains the use of neuropsychology in neurosurgical settings. The book covers various preoperative techniques that may benefit neurosurgeons, such as functional neuroimaging (fMRI, SPECT, MEG) for presurgical cognitive mapping, as well as more traditional methods to predict outcomes after surgery, including neurocognitive testing and the Wada procedure. The book's editors discuss why neuropsychologists add considerable value to the neurosurgical team. A wide range of patient populations are covered,

So You Want to be a Brain Surgeon?

So You Want to be a Brain Surgeon?
  • Author : Simon Eccles,Stephan Sanders
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 03 July 2022
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The new edition of So you want to be a brain surgeon? continues to provide a fun yet informative guide for all medical students and for all those considering a medical degree. An entertaining, authoritative and indispensable guide for all levels, from those thinking of applying to medical school through to medical students and to young doctors. The text has been radically updatedd, and includes even more chapters.

Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing

Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing
  • Author : Denita Ryan
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release : 29 March 2019
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Stellar, pocket-sized nursing guide facilitates implementation of best practices in the care of neurosurgical patients Written by advanced practice nurses in collaboration with physician experts from one of the world's most renowned neurosurgical institutions, this is the first point-of-care book designed to enhance patient care at the bedside. Every chapter is written by leading authorities in their respective specialties, resulting in a concise but robust neuroscience nursing management tool. The authors lay a foundation with an in-depth description of central

Neuroscience for Clinicians

Neuroscience for Clinicians
  • Author : Eduardo E. Benarroch MD
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 10 June 2021
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Neuroscience for Clinicians is a comprehensive and clinically relevant survey of emerging concepts on the organization and function of the nervous system and neurologic disease mechanisms. By emphasizing how genetic, molecular, and cellular processes and their interactions control the function of the nervous system, the work will help clinicians understand emerging concepts about the mechanisms of neurologic disorders including neurodegeneration, channelopathies, and synaptic dysfunction that provide potential therapeutic targets . This single-authored textbook utilizes ample figures and tables throughout in order

Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Author : William S. Anderson,The Society for Innovative Neuroscience in Neurosurgery
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release : 10 May 2019
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The one-stop resource on deep brain stimulation for functional neurosurgeons! Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to modulate dysfunctional circuits in the brain with stimulation pulses applied to specific target areas of the brain. Globally, DBS procedures have been most commonly performed for Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, but there are now new and growing research efforts studying DBS for psychiatric disorders and epilepsy. Deep Brain Stimulation: Techniques and Practices written by the Society for Innovative Neuroscience in Neurosurgery along

Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated E-Book

Neurology and Neurosurgery Illustrated E-Book
  • Author : Kenneth W. Lindsay,Ian Bone,Geraint Fuller
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 09 September 2010
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New edition of a highly successful illustrated guide to neurology and neurosurgery for medical students and junior doctors. • Comprehensive guide to neurology and neurosurgery for medical students and junior doctors – competing books do not cover both areas. • Graphic approach to the subject – concise text is arranged around clear and memorable line diagrams. Readers find this approach accessible and easy to learn form. • Clarifies a subject area which students tend to find difficult and forbidding. Updated and revised in all areas

Critical Care Neurology and Neurosurgery

Critical Care Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Author : Jose I. Suarez
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 13 January 2004
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An authoritative and comprehensive review of the most important clinical issues facing critically ill neurologic and neurosurgical patients. The authors provide pertinent basic, clinical, diagnostic, and management guidelines for all the conditions commonly encountered in the neurocritical care unit, including the management of autonomic disorders that require critical care, postoperative management, and endovascular treatment. The authors also discuss the latest developments in the monitoring of different body systems, emphasizing the management of cardiorespiratory complications and other medical conditions that may

Modern Neurosurgery

Modern Neurosurgery
  • Author : Dennis A. Turner
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 June 2004
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Focusing on how increased understanding of brain function affects clinical neuroscience, this incisive text explores the interface between neuroscience and clinical neuroscience advances by examining the hypotheses that drive this evolution. The author reviews the relevant underpinnings of new neurosurgical techniques, treatments, and conceptual ap

The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 12 July 2010
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters?* The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the

The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery

The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery
  • Author : Babak Kateb,John D. Heiss
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 25 July 2013
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Nanoneuroscience, nanoneurosurgery, and nanobioelectronics have the potential to revolutionize medicine and improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological disorders over the next 10-20 years. The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneurosurgery presents a state-of-the-art review of the field, providing current information about nanoplatforms and their use in neurosurgery, neurology, neuroscience, and neuroradiology. The text also reviews the latest regulatory guidelines that influence the translation of nanotechnological research from the laboratory to the clinic, as well as the most recent information

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery

Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Author : Neil D. Kitchen,Guy McKhann,Hadi Manji
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 03 March 2003
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This illustrated colour review covers all aspects of neurology and neurosurgery including: dystonia, tremor, akinetic rigid syndrome (Parkinsonian conditions), infectious diseases, headache, brain tumors, demyelinating disease, epilepsy, neuro-ophthalmology, peripheral neuropathy, clinical neurophysiology, pituitary, coma, neurogenetics, surgical technique, hydrocephalus, AVM/aneurysm, pain and trigeminal neuralgia, head injury, spinal injury, stroke and neuroradiology. The editors and contributing authors all specialise in neurology and/or neurosurgery. The book is aimed at professionals in practice and in training, from hospital based doctors preparing for

Principles of Molecular Neurosurgery

Principles of Molecular Neurosurgery
  • Author : Andrew Freese
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release : 01 January 2005
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The future of neurosurgery will be characterized by less invasive, molecular technologies that promise to revolutionize the field of neurosurgery and impact the treatment of additional neurological disorders, including neurometabolic diseases, stroke, dementias, affective and psychiatric diseases, movement disorders, epilepsy, and others. This book encompasses developing an understanding of the principles underlying the advent of novel molecular approaches to neurological and neurosurgical diseases. It Identifies key principles that will allow dramatic improvement in the treatment and outcomes of patients suffering

Saturday

Saturday
  • Author : Ian McEwan
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 24 February 2009
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From the pen of a master — the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Atonement — comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man — a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his