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Dr. Dilan Ellegala, left, supervises Dr. Emmanuel Nuwas of Tanzania as he inserts a shunt in a baby with hydrocephalus. Ellegala has played a key role in training local doctors, as described in the new book A Surgeon in the Village. Early on, he trained a hospital staffer who wasn't a doctor to do brain surgery. Tony Bartelme hide caption

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Tony Bartelme
Thomas Dunne Books

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

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A simulated patient at the University of Malaya makes use of different materials to mimic the look and feel of human tissue. /Courtesy of Vicknes Waran hide caption

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/Courtesy of Vicknes Waran