When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery (Paperback)Frank Vertosick (author)
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 17/03/2008
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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.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 211 x 140 x 18 mm
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