Becoming Conscious: A Neurosurgeon Discusses His Transformational Experience
In 2008, neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, MD, woke up in excruciating pain. Within hours, he was in full grand mal seizure and was rushed to the hospital. The diagnosis was a rare and usually fatal form of E. coli bacterial meningitis, and his prognosis was grim. For seven days he lay in a deep coma. Despite the overwhelming odds against his survival, he not only woke up, but...