Powered by
Stony Brook medical student-magician charms young patients

Medical student David Elkin stood beside the hospital bed of 3-year-old patient Christian Feliciano, clutching three red sponge balls.

Christian watched as Elkin slipped two of the balls into his pocket. After closing his hand on the remaining ball and saying the magic word, "chocolate," Elkin opened his hand. Magically, without ever reaching into his pocket, all three balls reappeared.

Christian smiled. Just days before, he had a brain tumor removed at Stony Brook University Hospita

Sign up for unrestricted access to 200+ subscription services.
Already have an account? Click here to login.

RelSci News & Alerts gets you:

  • 10 free articles a month from top subscription outlets like the Financial Times, New York Times, and Washington Post
  • Competitive business intelligence through daily data updates
  • Custom feeds on target high-value individuals, companies, industries, and topics delivered straight to your inbox