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Vertosick, Frank, Jr. - When the Air Hits Your Brain - 9780393330496 - V9780393330496
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When the Air Hits Your Brain

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Description for When the Air Hits Your Brain Paperback. The story of one man's evolution from naive and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: BT; MNN; VFD. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 210 x 141 x 18. Weight in Grams: 230.
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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About Vertosick, Frank, Jr.
Frank Vertosick Jr., MD, is the author of Why We Hurt and When the Air Hits Your Brain. He retired from surgery due to Parkinson’s disease in 2002, but he still treats office patients in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Reviews for When the Air Hits Your Brain
"Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating."
New York Times Book Review "By turns comic and tragic, this memoir…is a must-read for neurosurgeons but also of interest to most clinicians."
Chris Barrett - The BMJ "Dr. Frank Vertosick provides an amusing, insightful and honest inside view of the training of the neurosurgeon. This highly readable account of daily life on ... Read more

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