Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on a career probing brains
I once was operating on the visual area of somebody's brain, that's at the back, and he was watching his own brain on the monitor.But it meant the visual cortex was looking at itself.- Dr. Henry Marsh
Every doctor takes an oath to "Do No Harm."
But very few of them ever wield their scalpels under our scalps. That territory is reserved for the neurosurgeons, who undertake some of the most daunting, risky, and critical operations imaginable on our brains.
It's an area of medicine that's not that well understood, and not just because brain surgeons rarely take starring roles in TV medical dramas.... But because the brain remains such a mysterious organ.
Dr. Henry Marsh has spent a career operating on it and he's published a memoir called "Do No Harm." He joined us from our London, England studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Liz Hoath.