1991 Photo Contest, Science & Technology, 2nd prize

Wally McNamee


01 January, 1990

At the Presbyterian-University Hospital in Pittsburgh, the patient's head frame is tightened in preparation for innovative knifeless brain surgery, using a gamma ray 'knife' to operate on weak blood vessels in danger of bursting. Conventional surgery requires up to ten days convalescence but this patient will need just one.

About the photographer

Wally McNamee

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