THE SCALPEL AND THE SOUL Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing POWER OF HOPE
by Allan J. Hamilton, M.D., FAC
“PRESENTS A DRAMATIC OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE MIRACULOUS.”- Linda Klein, R.N. producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Nip/Tuck
“FUNNY, IRREVERENT, EARTHY, BIGHEARTED, HONEST, REAL.”- Family Circle online, “Books of the Month”
A Harvard-Educated Neurosurgeon reveals his experiences- in and out of the operating room- with apparitions, exorcism, after-death survival, and the miracle of hope.
THE SCALPEL AND THE SOUL explores how premonition, superstition, hope, and faith not only becomes factors in how parients feel but can change outcomes in life and death situations. Dr. Allan Hamilton’s remarkable record addresses the mysterious, attractive powers the soul exerts during life-threatening events, validates the unexplained manifestations physicians see every day, and empowers patients to voice their spiritual needs when they seek medical help. Finally, the book features “twenty rules to live by”- practical, hard-won advice for patients or their loved ones on how to navigate the physical and spiritual challenges of surgery and critical care.
“Alan Hamilton is a natural story teller. His real-life experiences remind us that patients and surgeons can share in a spiritual transformation during the course of battling disease.”- Linda Klein, R. N., producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Nip/Tuck.
“This exhilarating examination of the life-giving powers of the soul will make a lasting impact on your own life.”- One Spirit Book Club
“Hamilton’s observations and insights push the limits of current scientific knowledge as he attemps to bring some rational thought to the unexplainable….This book will inspire the average citizen as much as it does our fellow physicans and scientists.”- Rich Carmona, M.D., MPH, FACS, 17the Surgeon General of the United States
“A moving account of what can happen when a doctor opens his heart and his eyes to life-spiritual lessons and to the mystery that thrives amidst the terror and trauma of life-threatening illness.”- Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of HELP ME TO HEAL and PRESCRIPTIONS FOR LIVING.
After beginning his working life as a janitor, Allan J. Hamilton. M.D., FACS, went on to attend Harvard Medical School and to become the chief of neurosurgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. He is currently a professor of neurosurgery and a clinical professor in the departments of Radiation Oncology and Psychology at AHSC. He is the executive director of the Arizona Simulation Tecnology and Education Center, a medical think tank that seeks to improve surgical technique and reduce operating-room errors. Hamilton is also a script consultant for neurosurgery for the television show Grey’s Anatomy. He lives with his family outside Tucson.
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