Uncontrollable Bleeding: A Brain Surgeon's Nightmare
When an artery in someone's head bursts, there's very little that can prepare you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.