When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery

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Chronicles the author's evolution from naive and ambitious young houseman to world-class neurosurgeon. This book describes some of the challenges of the author's career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumour in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia and a clergyman with a.22-caliber bullet lodged in his skull.

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Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating.

Riveting.

This is a wonderful book about the surgeon's art--funny, scary, beautifully observed, and deeply humane.--Ian McEwan

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With poignant insight and humour, "When the Air Hits Your Brain" chronicles a man's evolution from naive and ambitious young houseman 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 tumour in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia and a clergyman 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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