The BBC has produced an interesting series called Blood and Guts about the modern history of surgery and the first episode, which is about neurosurgery, is now available online at the BBC iPlayer website. (For those outside the U.K., it is also available as a torrent.)
Presented by surgeon Michael…
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Here's some brain surgery! [edit by Sandra - the procedure in the video is removal of a Hydatid cyst. It's a tapeworm, eww!]
Hahaha.... soooo cheezy. Wilder Penfield - the greatest Canadian alive!
1891 - Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon
1904 - Ancel Keys, American scientist
1911 - Polykarp Kusch, German-born physicist and Nobel Prize laureate
1823 - Edward Jenner, English physician
1943 - Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist
1946 - Adriaan van Maanen,…
The patient lies on the operating table, with the right side of his body raised slightly. The anaesthetist sterilizes his scalp and injects it with Nupercaine to produce analgesia - the patient will remain fully conscious throughout the procedure. Behind the surgical drapes, three large incisions…