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The Healing Powers of Spirituality

The Healing Powers of Spirituality

We’re familiar with McDreamy, but did you know that a real neurosurgeon works on the ABC show "Grey's Anatomy" as a script consultant? Meet Allan Hamilton, M.D. He draws from his own life and work when creating scenarios and script content, and recently published a book entitled The Scalpel and the Soul, which documents his experiences with “surgery, the supernatural, and the healing power of hope.”
 
Looking back, Hamilton never imagined that he’d be interested in the overlap between medicine and spirituality, but he can’t help but see miracles in his line of work every day. Now the chief of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona, his advice to patients is, “You be yourself. Wear your favorite T-shirt. If you have a big pair of fluffy bunny slippers, you wear those. And the reason is, it’s very important to remember your identity and your strength as an individual.”
 
In writing The Scalpel and the Soul, Hamilton hopes to open up more people to the idea that science and spirituality do not have to be so disconnected. As he succinctly puts it, he hopes to “end the silence.” [WAPT]

Posted: 5/30/08