Um Leben und Tod

Ein Hirnchirurg erzählt vom Heilen, Hoffen und Scheitern - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641153700

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Bekenntnisse eines Hirnchirurgen Wie arbeitet ein Hirnchirurg? Wie fühlt es sich an, in das Organ zu schneiden, mit dem Menschen denken und träumen? Wie geht man damit um, wenn das Leben eines Patienten von der eigenen Heilkunst abhängt? Und wie, wenn man scheitert? Mehr noch als in anderen Bereichen der Medizin ist es in der Hirnchirurgie so gut wie unmöglich, nie einem Patienten zu schaden, denn Operationen am Innersten des Menschen sind immer mit unkalkulierbaren Risiken verbunden. Henry Marsh, einer der besten Neurochirurgen Großbritanniens, erzählt beeindruckend offen, selbstkritisch und humorvoll von den Ausnahmesituationen, die seinen Arbeitsalltag ausmachen. Seine Geschichten handeln vom Heilen und Helfen, vom Hoffen und Scheitern, von fatalen Fehlern und von der Schwierigkeit, die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen.

Brain Surgeon

A Doctor's Inspiring Encounters with Mortality and Miracles

Author: Keith Black,Arnold Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446544523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7771

Welcome to tiger country: the treacherous territory where a single wrong move by a brain surgeon can devastate-or end-a patient's life. This is the terrain world-renowned neurosurgeon Keith Black, MD, enters every day to produce virtual medical miracles. Now, in BRAIN SURGEON, Dr. Black invites readers to shadow his breathtaking journeys into the brain as he battles some of the deadliest and most feared tumors known to medical science. Along the way, he shares his unique insights about the inner workings of the brain, his unwavering optimism for the future of medicine, and the extraordinary stories of his patients-from ministers and rock stars to wealthy entrepreneurs and uninsured students-whom he celebrates as the real heroes. BRAIN SURGEON offers a window into one man's remarkable mind, revealing the anatomy of the unflinching confidence of this master surgeon, whose personal journey brought him from life as a young African-American boy growing up in the civil rights era South to the elite world of neurosurgery. Through Dr. Black's white-knuckle descriptions of some of the most astonishing medical procedures performed today, he reveals the beauty and marvel of the human brain and the strength and heroism of his patients who refuse to see themselves as victims. Ultimately, BRAIN SURGEON is an inspiring story of the struggle to overcome odds-whether as a man, a doctor, or a patient. PRAISE FOR BRAIN SURGEON "An inspirational book about true heroes - readers will marvel at Keith Black's achievements both as a doctor and as a man, and will be in awe of his patients' courage and will to survive." --Denzel Washington "A rare, behind-the-curtain look at the life of one of the most pre-eminent neurosurgeons in the world." --Sanjay Gupta, MD, Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN

Brain Surgeons

Author: Diane Bailey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404217878

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 7441

Describes the job of brain surgeon, the role of the surgeon in medicine, and the training necessary to be a brain surgeon.

Gareth's Guide to Becoming a Brain Surgeon

Author: Joan Stoltman

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538203618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5182

The human brain is a powerful organ. There’s so much we don’t know about how it works; what we do know is astounding. For example, information in your brain can move as fast as 265 miles (425 km) per hour—faster than a racecar! This truly entertaining and informative volume is full of fascinating facts about the human brain for the brain surgeons of tomorrow. They’ll learn how we know about the brain, what we’re trying to learn, and even the basics of neurosurgery, preparing them to be the scientists and doctors who will crack the mysteries of the human brain!

The Self-made Brain Surgeon, and Other Stories

Author: N.A

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803273191

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6170

Thirteen stories deal with men and women who are forced to adjust to life's challenges

So You Want to be a Brain Surgeon?

Author: Simon Eccles,Stephan Sanders

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199231966

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 7009

The new edition of So you want to be a brain surgeon? continues to provide a fun yet informative guide for all medical students and for all those considering a medical degree. An entertaining, authoritative and indispensable guide for all levels, from those thinking of applying to medical school through to medical students and to young doctors. The text has been radically updatedd, and includes even more chapters.

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe

A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside

Author: Katrina Firlik

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588365491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9410

Katrina Firlik is a neurosurgeon, one of only two hundred or so women among the alpha males who dominate this high-pressure, high-prestige medical specialty. She is also a superbly gifted writer–witty, insightful, at once deeply humane and refreshingly wry. In Another Day in the Frontal Lobe, Dr. Firlik draws on this rare combination to create a neurosurgeon’s Kitchen Confidential–a unique insider’s memoir of a fascinating profession. Neurosurgeons are renowned for their big egos and aggressive self-confidence, and Dr. Firlik confirms that timidity is indeed rare in the field. “They’re the kids who never lost at musical chairs,” she writes. A brain surgeon is not only a highly trained scientist and clinician but also a mechanic who of necessity develops an intimate, hands-on familiarity with the gray matter inside our skulls. It’s the balance between cutting-edge medical technology and manual dexterity, between instinct and expertise, that Firlik finds so appealing–and so difficult to master. Firlik recounts how her background as a surgeon’s daughter with a strong stomach and a keen interest in the brain led her to this rarefied specialty, and she describes her challenging, atypical trek from medical student to fully qualified surgeon. Among Firlik’s more memorable cases: a young roofer who walked into the hospital with a three-inch-long barbed nail driven into his forehead, the result of an accident with his partner’s nail gun, and a sweet little seven-year-old boy whose untreated earache had become a raging, potentially fatal infection of the brain lining. From OR theatrics to thorny ethical questions, from the surprisingly primitive tools in a neurosurgeon’s kit to glimpses of future techniques like the “brain lift,” Firlik cracks open medicine’s most prestigious and secretive specialty. Candid, smart, clear-eyed, and unfailingly engaging, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe is a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes glimpse into a world of incredible competition and incalculable rewards. From the Hardcover edition.


A Life in Brain Surgery

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474603882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 9346

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER Henry Marsh has spent four decades operating on the human brain. In this searing and provocative memoir following his retirement from the NHS, he reflects on the experiences that have shaped his career and life, gaining a deeper understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

It Is Brain Surgery

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media

ISBN: 1888064226


Page: N.A

View: 8866

Blood on China Beach

My Story as a Brain Surgeon in Vietnam

Author: Paul J. Pitlyk

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475959435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 5416

More than once during his yearlong duty, thirty-two-year-old Paul J. Pitlyk wondered what had possessed him to leave the security of a neurosurgery practice in the Midwest to experience the blood, guts, and gore of brain surgery at a forward marine hospital during the Vietnam War. InBlood on China Beach, Pitlyk, a neurosurgeon from the Mayo Clinic, shares the story of how he learned his craft in a rudimentary hospital in Vietnam, twelve thousand miles from home. This memoir picks up where most Vietnam battlefield memoirs leave off—when the choppers deliver the dead and gravely wounded to the field hospitals and the dedicated doctors and medical staff struggle under primitive and unsterile conditions to preserve life. In this environment, Pitlyk was charged with carrying out emergency neurosurgery on those soldiers sustaining head injuries. He details both the emotional and professional factors that played a role in his service and provides a unique perspective to the Vietnam War. Insightful and historically significant,Blood on China Beachshows Pitlyk's reverence for life and his admiration for the bravery of the marines he operated on, even as he questioned his own ability to make a difference. This memoir shows Paul's evolution from child to man and from neophyte to surgeon.

Brain Surgeon

The Autobiography of William Sharpe

Author: William Sharpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258176419


Page: 194

View: 7558

Becoming Dr. Q

My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Author: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa,Mim Eichler Rivas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520271181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

View: 8260

Chronicles the life of Dr. Q, former poor migrant worker who is now an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer.

Gamma Knife Brain Surgery

Author: L. Dade Lunsford,Douglas Kondziolka,John C. Flickinger

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805566379

Category: Medical

Page: 227

View: 6161

'The book is compact and well presented and can certainly be recommended for the departmental library.'

Extra Work for Brain Surgeons

Author: Angela Bertolino

Publisher: Hollywood OS

ISBN: 9781893899247

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 544

View: 5760

A comprehensive handbook of everything you need to know to get started in the entertainment industry. Includes how to join the unions and avoid the scams, legitimate casting companies, photo and resume tips, how to get started as an extra, how to get your kids started, and tips on finding principal work. This guide has become a bible for new and seasoned performers. Also contains an extensive reference section including set terminology you should know, vital industry contact information, and pay charts for easy reference. Best starter kit if you're thinking about breaking into the acting biz.

A Peek Under the Hood

A Brain Surgeon Looks at Life

Author: W. Lee Warren, MD

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483520889

Category: Religion

Page: 71

View: 3708

The human brain is more than just another organ; it holds your mind and your spirit as well. Meet real people and see how their neurological problems teach us about how we're wired and how we got here. Follow brain surgeon W. Lee Warren, MD on a fascinating journey into the nervous system, and into the mind of God.

The Brain Surgeon

Author: Oren Berkowitz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539954293


Page: 152

View: 790

Dr. David Singer is a rising star brain surgeon. He did all the right things and made all the right sacrifices to get to where he is. Despite everything he has going for him, he finds himself struggling to balance his career with his newly growing family. His one-track focus is jarred by a budding friendship with a special patient who holds a mirror up to his own life. In the hypercompetitive, high stakes, and unforgiving world of neurosurgery, is it possible to find some kind of balance?

A Surgeon in the Village

An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa

Author: Tony Bartelme

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 080704492X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2270

An inspiring story of doctors who changed the health care of an African nation Dr. Dilan Ellegala arrives in Tanzania, shocked to find the entire country has just three brain surgeons for its population of forty-two million. Haydom Lutheran Hospital lacks even the most basic surgical tools, not even a saw to open a patient’s skull. Here, people with head injuries or brain tumors heal on their own or die. When confronted with a villager suffering from a severe head trauma, Dilan buys a tree saw from a farmer, sterilizes it, and then uses it to save the man’s life. Yet Dilan realizes that there are far too many neurosurgery patients for one person to save, and of course he will soon be leaving Tanzania. He needs to teach someone his skills. He identifies a potential student in Emmanuel Mayegga, a stubborn assistant medical officer who grew up in a mud hut. Though Mayegga has no medical degree, Dilan sees that Mayegga has the dexterity, intelligence, and determination to do brain surgery. Over six months, he teaches Mayegga how to remove tumors and treat hydrocephalus. And then, perhaps more important, Dilan teaches Mayegga how to pass on his newfound skills. Mayegga teaches a second Tanzanian, who teaches a third. It’s a case of teach-a-man-to-fish meets brain surgery. As he guides these Tanzanians to do things they never thought possible, Dilan challenges the Western medical establishment to do more than send vacationing doctors on short-term medical missions. He discovers solutions that could transform health care for two billion people across the world. A Surgeon in the Village is the incredible and riveting account of one man’s push to “train-forward”—to change our approach to aid and medical training before more lives are needlessly lost. His story is a testament to the transformational power of teaching and the ever-present potential for change. As many as seventeen million people die every year because of a shortage of surgeons, more than die from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Dilan Ellegala and other visionaries are boldly proposing ways of saving lives.

Brain Matters

Adventures of a Brain Surgeon

Author: Katrina Firlik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780297848073

Category: Brain

Page: 290

View: 2529

The Kitchen Confidential of neurosurgery - a non-fiction ER crossed with books like The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (Oliver Sacks)