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The Scalpel and the Soul
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Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and has held positions as chief of neurosurgery and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Arizona. He is currently the executive director of the Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center. Dr. Hamilton has authored more than 20 medical textbook chapters and 50 peer-review research articles, and has served on the editorial board of several medical journals. He is the author of The Scalpel and the Soul, winner of the 2009 Nautilus Silver Award, and Zen Mind, Zen Horse--The Science and Spirituality of Training Horses, which won the Nautilus Gold Award.

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"Funny, irreverent, earthy, big-hearted, honest, real."
-Family Circle online "Books of the Month" Review

"Allan Hamilton is a natural storyteller. 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

"His observations and insights push the limits of current scientific knowledge as he attempts to bring some rational thought to the unexplainable."
-Richard Carmona, M.D., MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States

"A moving account of what can happen when a doctor opens his heart and his eyes to life's 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

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