When the Air Hits Your Brain by Frank T Vertosick audiobook

When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery

By Frank T Vertosick, Jr., MD
Read by Kirby Heyborne

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799974246

  • ISBN: 9781799974239

  • ISBN: 9781799974253

Runtime: 8.71 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

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

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD

Author Bio: Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD

Frank Vertosick, Jr., MD, trained in neurosurgery with the legendary brain surgeon Peter Jannetta at the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his residency, Dr. Vertosick spent the next fifteen years at Pitt as a surgical neuro-oncologist. He worked in other areas of medicine from 2002 until his retirement in 2013.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English