Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe : Dispatches from Inside the Skull

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As Katrina Firlik says in her introduction, if you are about to go under the knife, you don't care if your surgeon has published a paper in Nature or New Scientist - what you really need is a good brain mechanic and preferably a swift one. In this absorbing and compelling book she opens wide the doors of the operating theatre and invites the reader into the weird and often wonderful world of brain surgery. Using individual stories as the starting point for each chapter - such as the carpenter with a nail in his head or the man with maggots on the brain - she looks at the technical versus the intellectual side of brain surgery, what kind of person becomes a brain surgeon, the tools of the trade, a 'day at the office', the ethics and dilemmas of surgery and the future including 'designer' brains.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 28mm | 220g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753821524
  • 9780753821527
  • 1,031,521

About Katrina S. Firlik

Katrina Firlik completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the largest and most prestigious neurosurgery department in the US and was the first woman admitted to the programme. She then went on to complete a fellowship at Yale and is now an Assistant Professor there as well as having her own private practice. She is 35 years old and this is her first book.show more

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