The Story Of A Dallas Doctor And A Brain In A Bucket

I know I’ve already pointed you toward one big ol’ magazine story today, and I know you don’t have time to sit around reading 5,000-word story after 5,000-word story, but if I may, this is another you’ll want to store away until the next time you can dive in (maybe now!). Written by Jessica Pishko, it is the tale of a brain that came from a cadaver at UT Southwestern Medical Center, perhaps not under correct protocols, and allowed a doctor here in Dallas to strengthen his testimony in a New Zealand murder case. The verdict came back guilty. That’s all I’m going to say. Story, which is in the June issue of D Magazine, here.

Okay fine, I’ll say one more, not particularly plot-revealing thing. It also features a cameo by CTE expert Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith in the movie Concussion, who delivers a set of stream-of-consciousness emails that includes dropping an expletive in disgust of the science that was used in service of the conviction. Just to give you a sense of the up and down of this kitty. Now go read!


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