A Life in Brain Surgery
There is a popular misconception that brain surgery is technically very difficult – but it isn’t. It’s no more difficult than any other branch of surgery. What is difficult is that it is very dangerous, and therefore the decision-making is difficult. In this lecture, leading English neurosurgeon Henry Marsh will make clear that medical decision-making involves just as much emotion as reason, and that all doctors find it difficult to strike a balance between compassion for their patients and professional detachment.