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When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery by [Vertosick Jr., MD, Frank T. ]
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When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery Kindle Edition

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"A riveting report that shatters the mystique of the brain surgeon as a wizard of technical prowess." ---Publishers Weekly

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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.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 831 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (17 March 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WOFB5C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #106,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 281 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat read - AFTER your brain surgery
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