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When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery

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With poignant insight and humor, When the Air Hits Your Brainchronicles one man"s evolution from nave 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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"Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating." --New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

"Dramatic, moving, and utterlyfascinating." -New YorkTimes Book Review

Synopsis:

The story of one man's evolution from naïve and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon.

Synopsis:

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., MD, is the author of Why We Hurt and The Genius Within. He retired from surgery due to Parkinson's disease in 2002, but he still treats office patients in Washington, Pennsylvania.

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ISBN:
9780393330496
Author:
Vertosick, Frank T., Jr.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Vertosick, Frank
Subject:
Surgery - General
Subject:
Surgery - Neurosurgery
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Brain
Subject:
Wounds and injuries
Subject:
Neurosurgeons - United States
Subject:
Vertosick, Frank T
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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Product details 272 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393330496 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating." --New York Times Book Review
"Synopsis" by , "Dramatic, moving, and utterlyfascinating." -New YorkTimes Book Review
"Synopsis" by , The story of one man's evolution from naïve and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon.
"Synopsis" by , 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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