A view into another world: Brain surgery


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Karl Ove Knausgaard, a Norwegian novelist,  observed Henry Marsh, a British neurosurgeon and author of “Do No Harm”, perform several brain surgeries to remove tumors with awake patients in a hospital in Albania. As a novelist, Knausgaard, approaches the experience as a journey into another land and provides a fascinating narrative to the procedures he observed and depicted in a short video.

Through NeuroNotes, I wanted to share the New York Times article and video with you.

Click here to read the article and watch the video.

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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