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When The Air Hits Your Brain Tales From Neurosurgery

Author : Frank Vertosick
ISBN : 9780393344028
Genre : Medical
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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.

When The Air Hits Your Brain

Author : Frank T. Vertosick
ISBN : 0393038947
Genre : Medical
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A noted neurosurgeon offers a fascinating and personal look at the mysteries of his profession, chronicles his own professional journey from intern to neurosurgeon, and shares intimate portraits of his patients and surgical procedures.

Brain Surgeon

Author : Keith Black
ISBN : 0446594989
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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"A compelling look at one man's journey into the inner workings of the brain"--Provided by publisher.

Do No Harm

Author : Henry Marsh
ISBN : 9780297869887
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award; Duff Cooper Prize; Wellcome Book Prize; Guardian First Book Award; and Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong? DO NO HARM offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity. With astonishing candour and compassion, Henry Marsh reveals the exhilarating drama of surgery, the chaos and confusion of a busy modern hospital, and above all the need for hope when faced with life's most agonising decisions.

Reaching Down The Rabbit Hole

Author : Dr. Allan H. Ropper
ISBN : 9781250034991
Genre : Science
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"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: • A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb • A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off • A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play • A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive • A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance.

Another Day In The Frontal Lobe

Author : Katrina Firlik
ISBN : 9780812973402
Genre : Medical
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Presents a memoir by a neurosurgeon, describing the tools in the operating room, the tough ethical dilemmas confronting doctors, some of the author's most bizarre cases, trends in the field, and possible advances on the horizon.

The Young Neurosurgeon

Author : Paul Edward Kaloostian
ISBN : 9780826353535
Genre : Medical
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In the ER, the OR, and in the waiting room where the doctors deliver heart stopping news to the families of their patients, a neurosurgeon’s apprenticeship is arduous. This memoir of the day-to-day experiences of a resident in neurosurgery at one of the nation’s busiest trauma centers provides a rare window into the training of the doctors who open patients’ skulls and operate on their brains and spinal cords. Paul Kaloostian’s intimate account describes both the lifesaving feats and tragic failures that are the daily ups and downs of twenty-firstcentury neurosurgery. Kaloostian shares the lessons of humility, faith, and compassion that were often more important than the surgical expertise he acquired in the operating room.

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