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Something Awesome: A Life in Neurosurgery

Something Awesome: A Life in Neurosurgery

by William A. Friedman


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In this medical memoir, Dr. Friedman recounts the humorous, tragic, and always intense relationships of neurosurgeons to their colleagues and patients. He details what it takes to become a leading neurosurgeon and deal with deadly brain diseases and their devastating complications. He weighs in on universal health care in the United States. He also answers such questions as how does the mind work, why is trigeminal neuralgia called the “suicide disease,” and how will we ultimately cure cancer of the brain? Through his exhilarating and challenging experiences, Dr. Friedman shares his lifelong journey, one that has truly been "something awesome."

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ISBN-13: 9781635767544
Publisher: Radius Book Group
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 716,338
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

William A. Friedman, MD has spent his 45-year neurosurgical career at the University of Florida. For twenty of those years, he was the Chairman of this renowned department. He has served as President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. His clinical interests include brain tumor surgery, radiosurgery, trigeminal neuralgia surgery, and quality improvement in neurosurgery. He established the Preston Wells Center for Brain Tumor Therapy at the University of Florida which has become an international leader in immunotherapy for brain tumors. Dr. Friedman has published more than 300 scholarly papers and chapters. He maintains a very busy surgical practice today.

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