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A Writer Reports on His Own Brain Surgery

Steve Fishman was reporting in Nicaragua when a blood vessel burst in his brain. During his treatment, he researched his condition and its treatment, and interviewed the surgeons who operated on him. The blood vessel was repaired, but Fishman developed epilepsy as a result of the surgery. His book about the experience is called A Bomb in the Brain.


Other segments from the episode on December 21, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, December 21, 1988: Interview with Steve Fishman; Review of the Broadway cast album of "Show Boat"; Interview with Ray Anderson; Review of home video release of the film …


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