This book is a remarkable compilation of essays, poems, and artwork by women neurosurgeons. It is a proud achievement for neurosurgeons who are women, enlightening for neurosurgeons who are men, and inspirational for both.
One-half of US medical students are now women. The percentage of women in neurosurgery has slowly increased from 0% to 10% during the last century. It is evident that for neurosurgery to thrive as the future unfolds, the specialty must welcome more women and remove barriers to their success.
Quest DO. Heart of a Lion, Hands of a Woman: What Women Neurosurgeons Do. JAMA. 2010;303(13):1311. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.395