The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

Sam Kean

How did early “scientists” research the brain? By waiting for something traumatic to happen and seeing what effect it had. In The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, Sam Kean describes some of the weirdest, wildest cases of brain injury, trauma, disease, and discovery as he details the fits and starts of learning about the complexities of the human brain over the past several centuries. But this no serious science tome: Kean keeps it lighthearted and funny for this history lesson.