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I shook my head, put the book I had been reading into my backpack, got up, lifted my suitcase out of the overhead compartment and stood waiting in the aisle for the door up ahead to open.
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That book was the reason I had come. His job is to slice into the brain, the most complex structure we know of in the universe, where everything that makes us human is contained, and the contrast between the extremely sophisticated and the extremely primitive — all of that work with knives, drills and saws — fascinated me deeply. I had sent Marsh anasking if I might meet him in London to watch him operate.
He wrote a cordial reply saying that he seldom worked there now, but he was sure something could be arranged. In passing, he mentioned that he would be operating in Albania in August and in Nepal in September, and I asked hesitantly whether I could him in Albania.
Any big beautiful women still awake I was. Tense and troubled, I stepped out of the door of the airplane, having no idea what lay ahead. I knew as little about Albania as I did about brain surgery. The air was warm and stagnant, the darkness dense. A bus was waiting with its engine running. It struck me that 25 years ago, when this was among the last remaining Communist states in Europe, I would Women seeking casual sex Alexander North Carolina have been allowed to Sexy lady seeking fucking orgy hot married woman then, the country was closed to the outside world, almost like North Korea today.
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In the arrivals hall, a young man dressed in a bright white shirt came. My name is Geldon Fejzo. Marsh and Professor Petrela are waiting for you at the hotel. The car is right outside.
It turned out that Fejzo had just completed his medical training as a neurosurgeon. He was 31 and had studied in Florence. He had also worked as an intern for a few months at a London hospital with Mr. Marsh, as he called him, in the manner long preferred Lonely lady looking hot sex Idaho Falls British surgeons.
Marsh was in Tirana to demonstrate a surgical procedure he helped pioneer, called awake craniotomy, that had never been performed in Albania. The procedure is used to remove a kind of brain tumor that looks just like the brain.
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Henry Marsh after performing surgery in Tirana. Fejzo introduced me to the. Paolo Pellegrin, the photographer Do you want a fuck would be recording the procedure, a tall man with curly hair and glasses who appeared to be in his late 40s; his strikingly handsome young assistant, Alessio Cupelli, who had covered his long dark hair with a head scarf; and Mentor Petrela, who ran the department of neurosurgery at the hospital in Tirana.
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To my horror, an operation was in progress. The silence was total. The single focus of attention was a head clamped in a vise in the middle of the room. The upper part of the skull had been removed, and the exposed edge covered in layer after layer of gauze, completely saturated with blood, forming a funnel down into the interior of the cranium.
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