Case 1784, Hank
A giant of a man with blindness & incapacitating headaches.
In 1914, after ten years of progressive blindness, incapacitating headaches, and two previous operations, Hank is a wasted caricature of his former self. He’s at wit’s end. He will surely die if Dr. Harvey Cushing—the world’s first brain surgeon—can’t do something. Unfortunately, the anesthesia is rudimentary, the surgical tools primitive, the entire knowledge of xray is less than 20 years old, and there’s no reasonable expectation of a blood transfusion.
Fortunately for us all, this surgeon is not a man to let such problems still his hand.
The story of one surgeon who stood above all the others in shaping what surgery is today. And he did it brick by brick—i.e., one patient at a time.
A nonfiction podcast from SurgicalFiction.com.
Case 1784 - Hank
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