When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery

When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales of Neurosurgery

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by Frank T. Vertosick Jr., M.D.
     
 
"This book should be read by every medical student, doctor and present or potential patient. In other words, by all of us."
--Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles

Rule One for the neurologist in residence: "You ain't never the same when the air hits your brain." In this fascinating book, Dr. Frank Vertosick brings

Overview

"This book should be read by every medical student, doctor and present or potential patient. In other words, by all of us."
--Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine and Miracles

Rule One for the neurologist in residence: "You ain't never the same when the air hits your brain." In this fascinating book, Dr. Frank Vertosick brings that fact to life through intimate portraits of patients and unsparing yet gripping descriptions of brain surgery.

With insight, humor, and poignancy, Dr. Vertosick chronicles his remarkable evolution from naive young intern to world-class neurosurgeon, where he faced, among other challenges, 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. In candid detail, WHEN THE AIR HITS YOUR BRAIN illuminates both the mysteries of the mind and the realities of the operating room.

"Riveting."
--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449227138
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

Frank Vertosick, Jr., M.D., is associate chief of neurosurgery and associate director of the Center for Neuro-oncology at Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.

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When the Air Hits Your Brain 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book--I have read it at least once a year for the past five years with my students who read it as a supplemental text for an Intro to Human Anatomy class. The best reasons for reading this book is Vertosick's ability to draw you into his work at the hospital with his candid commentary. Read it and enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book needs to be read by people who want to go into surgery. I was engrossed by the book that I didn't want to put it down. I even got emotional. I recommend this book to anyone for a good read about true medicine.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book! I recommend anyone interested in any kind of medicine to read it. I was truly amazed! I couldn't put the book down.