When the Air Hits Your Brain Tales from Neurosurgery

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

When the Air Hits Your Brain  Tales from Neurosurgery

When the Air Hits Your Brain Tales from Neurosurgery

The story of one man's evolution from naive and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, 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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When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Frank Vertosick
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

The story of one man's evolution from naive and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. With poignant insight and humor, Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, 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
When the Air Hits Your Brain
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Frank Jr.. Vertosick
Categories: Brain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

Neurosurgery is an arrogant and yet intensely humbling occupation. Physicists might distill Creation into a few differential equations and biologists see life's wonders in a DNA helix. Only the neurosurgeon actually touches the fleshy incarnation of Nature's greatest mystery - the human brain - and runs the risks that come
When the Air Hits Your Brain
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Frank T. Vertosick
Categories: Brain
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

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