WHEN THE AIR HITS YOUR BRAIN

Author(s): VERTOSICK

Science

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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General Fields

  • : 9780393330496
  • : W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
  • : JW
  • : 0.21092
  • : April 2008
  • : .7 Inches X 5.5 Inches X 8.2 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : VERTOSICK
  • : BC
  • : English
  • : 617.48092
  • : 272