AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 28, Number 4, 2019

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Inspiring Diverse Minds: The Value of Online Mentorship

Inspiring Diverse Minds: The Value of Online Mentorship

Tiffany Ejikeme; Jennifer A. Sweet, MD, FAANS

"The brain is among the most powerful and complex organs in the human body. Brains give rise to our ability to form relationships and make life meaningful."  – Paul Kalanithi1 While doing research, I learned that discoveries …

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A Patient, Not an Image

A Patient, Not an Image

Peter Palmer

My preconceived and naive opinion as a child was that neurosurgeons are excellent technicians that spend countless hours rearranging human tissue, much as would a mechanic working on a car. These distorted notions are common …

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The Sound of a Neurosurgical Operating Room

The Sound of a Neurosurgical Operating Room

William M. Holden; John A. Boockvar, MD, FAANS

??While the resident closed the miniscule lumbar incision following a synovial cyst removal, the surgeon asked me if I knew the song playing on the OR speaker. He was surprised when I said “1979” by …

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