New Book Event, 7pm, March 24!
Brandy Schillace, author of Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher: A Monkey’s Head, the Pope’s Neuroscientist and the Quest to Transplant the Soul will participate in a virtual event with Mac’s Backs on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 p.m. This is a virtual event; register here! Brandy will be in conversation with Christopher Johnston, author, journalist and playwright.
In the early days of the Cold War, a spirit of desperate scientific rivalry birthed a different kind of space race: not the race to outer space that we all know, but a race to master the inner space of the human body. While surgeons on either side of the Iron Curtain competed to become the first to transplant organs like the kidney and heart, a young American neurosurgeon had an even more ambitious thought: Why not transplant the brain?