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Do no harm : stories of life, death, and brain surgery
Title:
Do no harm : stories of life, death, and brain surgery
ISBN:
9781250065810
Physical Description:
x, 277 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
Pineocytoma -- Aneurysm -- Haemangioblastoma -- Melodrama -- Tic douloureux -- Angor animi -- Meningioma -- Choroid plexus papilloma -- Leucotomy -- Trauma -- Ependymoma -- Glioblastoma -- Infarct -- Neurotmesis -- Medulloblastoma -- Pituitary adenoma -- Empyema -- Carcinoma -- Akinetic mutism -- Hubris -- Photopsia -- Astrocytoma -- Tyrosine kinase -- Oligodendroglioma -- Anaesthesia dolorosa.
Abstract:
"Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets, and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life. If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached surgeons, this ... brutally honest account will make you think again"--Amazon.com.
Personal Subject:
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015.
General Note:
"First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson [in 2014]"--Title page verso.