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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Professional & Technical
RELEASED
2008
March 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

nickname5452316 ,

When the air hits your brain

Outstanding and fully captivating. Older book that is still relevant and most intriguing. A quick read that is hard to put down

Parisenai ,

What a great book!

Wonderful memoir of sad and happy stories, elaborated by knowledge and philosophy.

Austin Winter ,

Excellent Read

This book portrays the life of a neurosurgeon so well that you are able to put yourself right in the moment and feel as if you too are experiencing each patient.