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Brain surgery gets its first live UK broadcast

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7474.1108 (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1108
  1. Kristina Fister, editorial registrar (kfister@bmj.com)
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    Live from Brainworks at the Science Museum's Dana Centre, London NW1 Thursday 28 October www.danacentre.org.uk/

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    How many non-neurosurgical medical professionals have had the chance to observe a full course of brain surgery during their entire medical training and careers? Probably very few, but about a hundred Londoners witnessed such an operation last week. The British public's first opportunity to see brain surgery live was broadcast from the United States, as Dr Robert Hadosh, medical director of the Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Hospital, New Jersey, removed a recurring meningioma of 3.5 cm in diameter from a 71 year old patient with a history of previous operation and radiation.

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