Quick Book Review: “The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery” by Sam Kean
Although I didn’t like seeing neurology cases as a veterinarian, I seem to have a penchant for reading books about human neurology. This one started out slow, but got better and better as it went along. Filled with clear descriptions of how the neurological system works (kinda basic for me, but probably very lucid for laypeople), the book follows up the anatomical stuff with really interesting historical accounts of famous doctors and interesting patients. Although their styles are very different, the book was similar to the kind of things that Oliver Sacks covered in his many neurology books. The author doesn’t dumb things down, and he tells the (sometimes gory) tales with sharp wit and humor. Educational. Entertaining. Very readable.