When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Frank Vertosick

When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery

W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date: March 2008
ISBN: 9780393344028
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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"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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