I came across a series on Netflix called the Surgeon’s Cut and started watching it while working on some other tasks. The first episode was interesting enough to make me want to watch the rest of the series. As soon as I started watching the second episode, “Sacred Brain,” I knew I had to put down what I was doing and focus entirely on it. I loved this episode so much that I started telling people that they needed to watch this episode and put everything else on pause.
I will refrain from disclosing any significant spoilers and simply tell you that it is about a man born in Mexico who crossed illegally into the United States at 19 not speaking a word of English, and within seven years of picking fruit as a farmworker went on to attend Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa is now a world-renowned brain surgeon who is the chair of neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic. In doing some more research on him, I came across an autobiography he wrote and discovered that there is a movie about him in the works. I have ordered the book and hope to read it soon!