When the Air Hits Your Brain
"This book should be read by every medical student, doctor and present or potential patient. In other words, by all of us."
--Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
Rule One for the neurologist in residence: "You ain't never the same when the air hits your brain." In this fascinating book, Dr. Frank Vertosick brings that fact to life through intimate portraits of patients and unsparing yet gripping descriptions of brain surgery.
With insight, humor, and poignancy, Dr. Vertosick chronicles his remarkable evolution from naive young intern to world-class neurosurgeon, where he faced, among other challenges, 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. In candid detail, WHEN THE AIR HITS YOUR BRAIN illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing
This was an engaging memoir of the medical school and training experiences, from internship to fellowships, of the author on his journey to become a neurosurgeon. It includes some fascinating case ... Read full review
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A short medical memoir, not the kind of book I normally read, but I found it in Foyles when I was browsing in the medical section and dipped into it and enjoyed what I found. I felt the author was ... Read full review
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When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery
Vertosick, Frank, Jr.
No preview available - 2012