Browse Issue 14's Articles:
Awake Craniotomy: New Brain-Mapping Technology
To remove a tumor near important brain regions governing speech or motor control, neurosurgeons must first identify these areas and map their locations. For half a century, this mapping has been performed by directly stimulating brain tissue with one bipolar electrode while the patient is awake, talking and performing tasks.
A Day In The Life Of A Trauma Surgeon
Unpredictable, intense, exhausting. As one would expect, the life of a trauma surgeon is full of crises and challenges-- some life-threatening, others life-saving. But underneath the weight of making life-and-death decisions are moments of levity, sharing, and teaching.
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