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(PDF DOWNLOAD) When the Air Hits Your Brain

(PDF DOWNLOAD) When the Air Hits Your Brain

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Publisher: W. W. Norton
Genres: Biography: Science, Memoirs Books, True Story Books, History Of Medicine Books
Authors: ,
Pages: 272 pages
ISBN10: 0393330494
ISBN13: 9780393330496
Tags: Biography: Science, Memoirs Books, True Story Books, History Of Medicine Books, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: Book
Size: Huge
Type: Digital
"Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating."--"New York Times Book Review" With poignant insight and humor, When the Air Hits Your Brain chronicles one man's evolution from nave and ambitious young intern to world-class neurosurgeon. In electrifying detail, Frank Vertosick Jr. 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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