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  • Anatomy of a Tragedy

    02/16/2017 6:24:03 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 6 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | August 28, 2013 | Saul Elbein
    The following very well written article is from 2013. I post it because this doctor was just criminally convicted (a very rare occurrence for a doctor), see Anatomy of a Tragedy In late 2010, Dr. Christopher Duntsch came to Dallas to start a neurosurgery practice. By the time the Texas Medical Board revoked his license in June 2013, Duntsch had left two patients dead and four paralyzed in a series of botched surgeries. Physicians who complained about Duntsch to the Texas Medical Board and to the hospitals he worked at described his practice in superlative terms. They used phrases...
  • From the Detroit Ghetto to Respected Neurosurgeon, Story of Dr. Ben Carson

    10/17/2014 5:09:33 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 2 replies
    The New American ^ | 19 March 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    A remarkable book titled Gifted Hands tells the personal story of Benjamin Carson, a black kid from the Detroit ghetto who went on to become a renowned neurosurgeon. At one time young Ben Carson had the lowest grades in his middle school class, and was the butt of teasing by his white classmates. Worse yet, he himself believed that he was just not smart enough to do the work. Fortunately for him, his mother, whose own education went no further than the third grade, insisted that he was smart. She cut off the television set and made him and...
  • Why a Johns Hopkins Neurosurgeon Is Getting 2016 Presidential Buzz

    02/12/2013 7:10:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Journal ^ | 02/13/2013 | Elahe Izadi
    Pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson speaks to an audience in Central Michigan University in October 2009. (Jeffrey Smith/Flickr) If conservatives are looking for a political outsider with an inspiring rags-to-riches story and who could effectively challenge President Obama’s policies on health care and taxes while also quoting Scripture and criticizing political correctness, look no further than Ben Carson.Carson, raised by a single mother in a poverty-stricken home, who went on to become a top Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, gave a nearly 30-minute speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week that indirectly criticized many of the policies promulgated by President Obama...
  • Heaven Is Real: A Doctor’s Experience With the Afterlife

    10/08/2012 3:01:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 134 replies
    Newsweek/Daily Beast ^ | Oct 8 2012 | Eban Alexander
    As a neurosurgeon, I did not believe in the phenomenon of near-death experiences. I grew up in a scientific world, the son of a neurosurgeon. I followed my father’s path and became an academic neurosurgeon, teaching at Harvard Medical School and other universities. I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death. ... In the fall of 2008, however, after seven days in a coma during which the human part of my brain, the neocortex,...
  • Afterlife exists says top brain surgeon [says he was there during coma]

    10/09/2012 8:08:49 PM PDT · by grundle · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 9, 2012 | Mark Hughes
    Dr Eben Alexander, a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon, fell into a coma for seven days in 2008 after contracting meningitis. During his illness Dr Alexander says that the part of his brain which controls human thought and emotion "shut down" and that he then experienced "something so profound that it gave me a scientific reason to believe in consciousness after death." In an essay for American magazine Newsweek, which he wrote to promote his book Proof of Heaven, Dr Alexander says he was met by a beautiful blue-eyed woman in a "place of clouds, big fluffy pink-white ones" and "shimmering beings". He...
  • Mark Levin Show: Death Panels Will Be A Reality With Obamacare [Youtube video]

    11/23/2011 8:21:54 PM PST · by No One Special · 155 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 22, 2011 | Mark Levin Show via Youtube
    A neurosurgeon, vetted by Levin's staff, calls Mark and talks about what he knows about Obamacare Death Panels. From 11/22/11
  • Mark Levin neurosurgeon caller: not yet released Obamacare plans - older folks called 'units'

    11/23/2011 4:04:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 93 replies · 1+ views
    From Mark's website - Also, Mark gets an excellent call from a neurosurgeon who gives an inside look on what exactly Obamacare will do. For example, instead of patients, some people over a certain age will be considered, "units," as they try to dehumanize patients and the care they receive.
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, November-22-2011

    11/22/2011 2:35:18 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 32 replies · 1+ views
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Near-Death Experiences: 30 Years of Research - A neurosurgeon’s perspective

    10/16/2011 1:19:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 113 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 16, 2011 | Stephanie Lam
    DURHAM, N.C.—Eben Alexander was your typical neurosurgeon. A firm believer of scientific reductionism, he thought that all thoughts originate from the brain. But this changed in 2008 when he encountered a case of near-death experience (NDE). As much as it was the complete opposite of his previous views, he couldn’t dismiss or avoid the case—it was none other than his own experience, and he had to face it and search for an explanation. Having contracted acute bacterial meningitis, which damages the neocortex—the part of the brain that is thought to involve complex cognitive functions like conscious thought—Alexander went into a...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il's 'Mystery Doctor' Identified (Francois-Xavier Roux)

    10/30/2008 3:18:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 736+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 10/30/08
    Kim Jong-il's 'Mystery Doctor' Identified Francois-Xavier Roux A French doctor believed to have been contacted by North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s son before embarking on a trip to Pyongyang has denied the mission and says he is in Beijing. He was identified as Francois-Xavier Roux (57), head of neurosurgery at Paris' Sainte-Anne Hospital. French weekly Le Point identified Roux as the doctor who left Paris last week and visited North Korea in August. It said Roux is a top French expert on brain tumors, with a specialty in laser surgery. As a member of Médecins Sans Frontières (doctors without borders),...
  • Air Force Neurosurgeon Saves Afghan Child’s Life

    11/27/2007 3:31:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 39+ views
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2007 – An Air Force neurosurgeon assigned to Craig Joint Theater Hospital here saved the life of an 8-month-old Afghan girl earlier this month. Air Force neurosurgeon Lt. Col. (Dr.) Randall McCafferty performs surgery on an 8-month-old Afghan girl suffering from an arachnoid cyst, or “water on the brain,” at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Without the help of McCafferty’s expertise, the young girl, who is now in good condition, was not expected to survive. Defense Department photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The child, from Parwan...