Nice article here on Dr. Richard W. Byrne, neurosurgeon at the Brain Tumor Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago (Thanks to David von Nirschl for the forward).
In his office, clocks line the top of a cherry wood bookcase. The neurosurgeon received them as presents from families — expressions of gratitude not for a cure but for the gift of time.
In an area of medicine that many might view as bleak, Byrne finds inspiration, a sense of reward and hope. In addition to buying precious weeks or months for terminally ill patients, he contributes to research into these deadly cancers, hoping to see progress in treatment within his lifetime.