The heart-rending dilemmas of an atheist brain surgeon

Posted July 24, 2017 10:31 pm by Francis Phillips

Possibly because we know so little about the workings of the body, we are fascinated in a slightly morbid way by what medical experts get up to when they deal with the frailties of human flesh. This is particularly evident in brain surgery that deals with the infinitely complex grey matter within our skulls. I have been reading brain surgeon Henry Marsh’s Admissions, a sequel to his earlier Do No…


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