It is #RoaldDahlDay. He did as much for medicine as he did for literature. Have a read below about how he influenced brain surgery, vaccination policy and stroke care. 1/6
2/6 It started when his son, Theo, was hit by a New York taxi.
3/6 Dhal used his love of flying to invent a new type of valve to treat water on his brain.
4/6 The BFG is dedicated to his daughter Olivia after she died from measles. His support for the vaccination program likely saved many lives.
5/6 Caring for his wife after a major brain bleed helped lead to the foundation of the Stroke Association that is still going strong today.
6/6 If you like history, science and stories, you can read the whole book "Critical" here
@MichaelRosenYes is following Dahl by similarly influencing health in such a great way as well as brining joy through his words.
Or the audiobook here…

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