Watch the Operation

13 August 2013

Watch the Operation

The power of touch (6 comments)

16 November 2005

Michael Holman writes about the astonishing operation which transformed his life and brought him unexpected insights into medicine's complementary mysteries

Listening to my brain (249 comments)

31 March 2001

I am watching from my hospital room as the sun rises over the snow-covered Alps surrounding Grenoble. It is the first day fo the rest of my life, and I wnt to extract the essence of every moment...

Listening to my brain

Last bid for freedom (3 comments)

31 March 2001

When the drugs that enabled Michael Holman to function with Parkinson’s disease stopped working, he knew time was running out. So he went to France to undergo pioneering brain surgery, performed without anaesthetic. His friend Michela Wrong witnessed the 11-hour operation - and its aftermath