When the Air Hits Your Brain

  • by Frank T Vertosick Jr. MD
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


What the Critics Say

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


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Awesome Book!!!😃

Loved it!!! Was beautifully written and heartfelt!!!
Could tell the writer conveyed his experience with every emotion felt at the time with each patient. Will listen to the book again and again!!!📚😃
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- Barbara Stipe "Lynn Stipe"

A life lived is a life to remember..

Well written, good case study's.. even though I disagree with his conclusions after the years spent studying, this book still a must read..
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- Andrey Borul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio