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"BRAIN SURGEON," by Lawrence Shainberg

"A BOMB IN THE BRAIN," by Steve Fishman

“I HAD BRAIN SURGERY, WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE?” by Suzy Becker

“WHEN THE AIR HITS YOUR BRAIN: TALES FROM NEUROSURGERY,” by Frank Vertosick Jr.

“GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY,” by Ben Carson and Cecil Murphey

“THE ANATOMY OF HOPE: HOW PEOPLE PREVAIL IN THE FACE OF ILLNESS,” by Jerome Groopman

“OVER MY HEAD: A DOCTOR’S STORY OF HEAD INJURY FROM THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT,” by Claudia L Osborn

“SLOW DANCE: A STORY OF STROKE, LOVE and DISABILITY,” by Bonnie S. Klein

“DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY: OR WHEN I GET ON MY FEET AGAIN YOU'LL BE SORRY,” by Julia Fox Garrison

"P.S. JULIA," by Julia Fox Garrison

“HELP ME TO HEAL: A PRACTICAL GUIDEBOOK FOR PATIENTS, VISITORS, AND CAREGIVERS,” by Bernie S. Siegel

“MATTERS OF GRAY AND WHITE: A NEUROLOGIST, HIS PATIENTS, AND THE MYSTERIES OF THE BRAIN,” by Russell Martin

“THE BRAIN HAS A MIND OF IT'S OWN: INSIGHTS FROM A PRACTICING NEUROLOGIST,” by Richard Restak, M.D.

“BRAIN MATTERS: STORIES OF A NEUROLOGIST AND HIS PATIENTS,” by Bruce H. Dobkin, M.D.

“BRAIN SURGEON: A DOCTOR'S INSPIRING ENCOUNTERS WITH MORTALITY AND MIRACLES,” Keith Black, M.D.

"THE HEALING BLADE: A TALE OF NEUROSURGERY," by Edward J. Sylvester

"BRAIN STORMS: SURVIVING CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS," by Les Duncan

"GETTING UNSTUCK," by Pema Chodron (Audio)

"UNCONDITIONAL CONFIDENCE," by Pema Chodron (Audio)

"HEALING INTO POSSIBILITY: THE TRANSFORMATIONAL LESSONS OF A STROKE," by Alison Bonds Shapiro

"MY BODY POLITIC," Simi Linton

 

Charles Wilson, UCSF brain surgeon, now retired http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/01/05/DD1V1GJ1JP.DTL

 An oldie but a goodie, yet inspiring article is: NEUROSURGEON USES ABDOMINAL BLOOD SUPPLY TO 'FEED' WOMAN'S BRAIN AND PREVENT STROKES http://news.stanford.edu/pr/91/910715Arc1255.html, which was later published in Readers Digest (1992?), titled, "Life in the Balance."

 

"Miracle on ice: Freezing time to save lives"

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19318124

 

"Stress-Proof Your Brain: Meditations to Rewire Neural Pathways for Stress Relief and Unconditional Happiness," by (Neuropsychologist) Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
Found this audio book very calming & was available @ my public library. :)

 

"Cherokee Neurosurgeon: A Biography of Charles Byron Wilson, M.D. by M.D., Brian T. Andrews.
A GREAT, legendary NS who contributed so much to neurosurgery & mentored some of the renown NS of today!

"Getting Overloaded," by Dr. Glen Johnson  http://www.tbiguide.com/getoverloaded.html