In Their Hands

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In medicine, good hands refers to a doctor's technical prowess, but there is much more to hands. This new book, a beautifully produced photographic collection, gives you a rare view of the most important instruments any neurosurgeon will ever use. Dr. Siddiqi has spent over seven years photographing the hands of top neurosurgeons from around the world--young, old, male, and female.

Every physician understands the aesthetic, physical, and metaphysical nuances of the hand, and many believe that without hands, the heart and brain would be incomplete. They are what give us humanity, often reflected in the symbolic healing hands. Every doctor has experienced moments where the best care they could provide is simply holding their patient's hand. This book provides a unique look at hands for all neurosurgeons and art lovers alike.

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A remarkable collection of photographs of the hands of about 100 neurosurgeons...our very word for surgery derives from the classical Greek words for hand (cheir) and work (ergein)...The hands display some common features. All show evidence of having worked. All seem strong and determined...all the hands, both the beautiful and the plain, can perform neurosurgery well...primarily inspiring for neurosurgeons, but others may be interested in the aesthetic, philosophical, and sociologic aspects. --New England Journal of MedicineA delightful book...each photograph is a masterpiece...impossible to put down without going through the whole excellent addition to any library collection for both the home and office. --Journal of Neurosurgery
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588900838
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 10/1/2001
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,325,161
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Program Director & Chief, Division. of Neurosurgery, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA, USA
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