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When the Air Hits Your Brain

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Publisher Comments:

"This book should be read by every medical student, doctor and present or potential patient. In other words, by all of us."

--Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles

Rule One for the neurologist in residence: "You ain't never the same when the air hits your brain." In this fascinating book, Dr. Frank Vertosick brings that fact to life through intimate portraits of patients and unsparing yet gripping descriptions of brain surgery.

With insight, humor, and poignancy, Dr. Vertosick chronicles his remarkable evolution from naive young intern to world-class neurosurgeon, where he faced, among other challenges, a six week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22 caliber bullet lodged in his skull. In candid detail, WHEN THE AIR HITS YOUR BRAIN illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

"Riveting."

--Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

"Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating."—New York Times Book Review

With poignant insight and humor, When the Air Hits Your Brain chronicles one man's evolution from naïve and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. In electrifying detail, Frank Vertosick Jr. describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing yet fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain—the culmination of decades spent struggling to learn an unforgiving craft—illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

About the Author

Frank Vertosick, Jr., M.D., is associate chief of neurosurgery and associate director of the Center for Neuro-oncology at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449227138
Author:
Vertosick, Frank T., Jr.
Publisher:
Fawcett
Author:
Vertosick, Frank
Author:
Vertosick, Frank T. Jr Md
Author:
Frank T. Vertosick Jr., M.D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Emergency medicine
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Nervous system
Subject:
Neurosurgeons.
Subject:
Surgery - General
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
2575
Publication Date:
19970428
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Product details 288 pages Fawcett Books - English 9780449227138 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating."—New York Times Book Review

With poignant insight and humor, When the Air Hits Your Brain chronicles one man's evolution from naïve and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. In electrifying detail, Frank Vertosick Jr. describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumor in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia, and a minister with a .22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull. Told through intimate portraits of Vertosick's patients and unsparing yet fascinatingly detailed descriptions of surgical procedures, When the Air Hits Your Brain—the culmination of decades spent struggling to learn an unforgiving craft—illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

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