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How a Neurosurgeon Brought Down Napoleon

Russian general's remarkable brain surgery saved his life, resulted in visionary strategy

(Newser) - As Napoleon Bonaparte's forces moved toward Moscow in the autumn of 1812, Russian General Mikhail Kutuzov burned his own city, fled east, and left Moscow open to invaders. But what some supposed were the actions of a madman instead proved visionary, as Napoleon's troops couldn't handle the... More »

Surgeon Walked 6 Miles in Snowstorm to OR

Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw helped out a few stranded strangers along the way

(Newser) - You think you're dedicated to your job? Probably not compared to this guy: Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw was needed for an emergency brain surgery at Birmingham, Alabama's Trinity Medical Center on Tuesday morning, but he was six miles away at another hospital. With a snowstorm raging and traffic at... More »

Hopkins Doc Ditches Grad Speech in Gay Marriage Storm

Bestiality comparison enraged students

(Newser) - Neurosurgeon and rising conservative star Ben Carson is following through with his offer to step down as commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins medical school, where he works. Students launched a petition after Carson's comments regarding gay marriage, bestiality, and pedophilia. "Given all the national media surrounding my statements... More »

Conservative Star Apologizes for Remarks on Gay Marriage

Ben Carson made reference to bestiality

(Newser) - Dr. Ben Carson is a renowned neurosurgeon fast becoming a favorite in conservative political circles, and with that higher profile comes extra scrutiny. Exhibit A: Carson yesterday offered to bow out as commencement speaker in May at Johns Hopkins after a brouhaha erupted over his comments on gay marriage. While... More »

Giffords Awake, Talking After Skull Surgery

She is doing well after surgery to repair her skull

(Newser) - Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has woken up and is communicating after doctors placed an implant in her head to repair her skull yesterday, neurosurgeons said today in a news conference. The operation is another milestone in Giffords' recovery and will allow her to move around without the helmet she has... More »

Giffords Set to Undergo Skull Surgery

Procedure is major milestone in recovery

(Newser) - Shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords is set to undergo surgery today to replace a large part of her skull. Neurosurgeons in Houston plan to attach a plastic implant to cover most of the left side of her head, where part of her skull was removed in January to allow room for... More »

Sanjay Gupta Chosen for Surgeon General

(Newser) - CNN correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta is Barack Obama’s choice for surgeon general, and the doctor is expected to accept, the Washington Post reports. The two had a meeting in Chicago in November, where the president-elect noted that Gupta would be a very high-profile appointment and would have significant... More »

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