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Book and Media Reviews
April 7, 2010

Heart of a Lion, Hands of a Woman: What Women Neurosurgeons Do

JAMA. 2010;303(13):1311. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.395

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.

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