“Neurosurgeons face terrible diseases – brain cancers, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, lethal hemorrhages...we see what no one would ever ask to see…Nevertheless, the nobility of the human spirit will always shine through the ugliness.” So writes the author of this book as he takes you inside neurosurgery and inside the cranium. The continued popularity of TV series like House, ER, and Gray’s Anatomy illustrates how much we’re intrigued by the stuff that goes on beyond hospital doors. You can read about it too, right here, where a world-class neurosurgeon gives you a rare behind-the-scenes peek at what goes on in the neurology suite. The famed Bernie Siegel writes, “Physicians know how to think but not how to feel… Dr. Frank Vertosick is not a ‘normal’ doctor, thank goodness. Every medical student, doctor, and present or potential patient should read this book. In other words, by all of us.”
WHEN THE AIR HITS YOUR BRAIN by Frank Vertosick Jr. MD (a Mensan)
(2008, 272 pp.,pb.; publ. W.W. Norton & Co., New York NY 10110, ISBN 978-0-393-33049-6).