Genius on the Edge

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Surgeon Dr. Gerald Imber talks about the doctor who invented modern surgery in the nineteenth century, the brilliant but haunted William Stewart Halsted. Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted is a biography of the man who took surgery from a dangerous practice to what is now a lifesaving art, despite being addicted to both cocaine and morphine for forty years of his life.