brain surgery

Health

What It's Like Having Brain Surgery While You're Still Awake

Accounts from five people who've undergone awake craniotomies.
Milly McMahon
9.27.17
Science

I Have a Computer Chip in My Brain That Reads My Thoughts

The electrode is part of a system that could help people with paralysis bypass their injuries and reanimate their limbs.
Ian Burkhart
3.24.17
Health

Uncontrollable Bleeding: A Brain Surgeon's Nightmare

When an artery in someone's head bursts, there's very little that can prepare you.
Dr. Rahul Jandial
2.26.17
Stuff

The First Time I Let Someone Die

Early one Tuesday morning years ago, I began my effort to save a woman who had been in a car accident. Four weeks later, I had failed.
Dr. Rahul Jandial
12.11.16
Stuff

Cracking the Cranial Vault: What It Feels Like to Perform Brain Surgery

It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other.
Dr. Rahul Jandial
10.23.16
Travel

This Globe-Trotting Brain Surgeon Says Doctors Are Doing Medical Missions Wrong

"You can't just go down there, drop some money, do a photo-op, and come back," Rahul Jandial says about doctors who travel to hospitals in poor countries.
VICE Staff
9.25.16
Stuff

Rosemary Kennedy and the Legacy of Mental Illness

In 1941, a lobotomy left Rosemary Kennedy permanently incapacitated. Two new books this month explore what has and hasn't changed about the way we treat mental illness more than 70 years later.
Elizabeth Nicholas
10.6.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Some Brave Sonofabitch Played The Beatles' "Yesterday" While Getting Brain Surgery

This is seriously impressive.
Dan Ozzi
6.5.15
Music

Watch a Man Play Guitar While Getting Brain Surgery

Scalpel. Forceps. Six string.
Beckett Mufson
6.4.15
Stuff

How to Move on from Having Your Skull Crushed to Pieces

Embrace all the clichéd metaphors you can get your hands on and write stuff down.
Jack Martindale
10.31.14