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    DescriptionWith poignant insight and humour, "When the Air Hits Your Brain" chronicles a man's evolution from naive and ambitious young houseman to world-class neurosurgeon. In electrifying detail, Frank Vertosick Jr describes some of the greatest challenges of his career, including a six-week-old infant with a tumour in her brain, a young man struck down in his prime by paraplegia and a clergyman 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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    Title
    When the Air Hits Your Brain
    Subtitle
    Tales from Neurosurgery
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frank Vertosick
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393330496
    ISBN 10: 0393330494
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: BT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VFD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24620
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000
    Abridged Dewey: 617
    B&T Approval Code: A65300000
    BIC subject category V2: MNN
    BISAC V2.8: MED085010
    LC classification: RD
    B&T Approval Code: S65207554
    DC22: 617.48092
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    Thema V1.0: MBX, DNBT, MNN
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    15 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    DR FRANK VERTOSICK JR, is the author of Why We Hurt and The Genius Within. He retired from surgery due to Parkinson's disease in 2002, but he still treats office patients.
    Review quote
    "Dramatic, moving, and utterly fascinating." The New York Times Book Review"