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

View: 6514

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: 3122

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

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: 1591

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: 6287

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.

Blood on China Beach

My Story as a Brain Surgeon in Vietnam

Author: Paul J. Pitlyk

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475959443

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 4237

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. In Blood 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 Beach shows 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 Surgeons

Author: Diane Bailey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404217878

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 8941

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

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A Life in Brain Surgery

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474603882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1243

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply about what forty years spent handling the human brain has taught him. Moving between encounters with patients in his London hospital, to those he treats in the more extreme circumstances of his work abroad, Henry faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for both patients and for those who love them. In this searing, provocative and deeply personal memoir, the bestselling author of Do No Harm finds new purpose in his own life as he approaches the end of his professional career, and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

Gareth's Guide to Becoming a Brain Surgeon

Author: Joan Stoltman

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1538203618

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6356

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: 9844

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

Becoming Dr. Q

My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon

Author: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520949609

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 9017

Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California. In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story—from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical School. Packed with adventure and adversity—including a few terrifying brushes with death—Becoming Dr. Q is a testament to persistence, hard work, the power of hope and imagination, and the pursuit of excellence. It’s also a story about the importance of family, of mentors, and of giving people a chance.

Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes

Author: Paul Kalanithi

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641189365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 4621

„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Do No Harm

Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Author: Henry Marsh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297869884

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 849

Winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award; Duff Cooper Prize; Wellcome Book Prize; Guardian First Book Award; and Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong? DO NO HARM offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity. With astonishing candour and compassion, Henry Marsh reveals the exhilarating drama of surgery, the chaos and confusion of a busy modern hospital, and above all the need for hope when faced with life's most agonising decisions.

Brain Surgeon

The Autobiography of William Sharpe

Author: William Sharpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258176419

Category:

Page: 194

View: 3541

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: 4628

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.

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: 7768

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.

The Brain Surgeon

Author: Oren Berkowitz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539954293

Category:

Page: 152

View: 9205

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?

It Is Brain Surgery

Author: N.A

Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media

ISBN: 1888064226

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8841

Brain Matters

Adventures of a Brain Surgeon

Author: Katrina Firlik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780297848073

Category: Brain

Page: 290

View: 1975

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