Thursday, August 27, 2009

When the Air Hits Your Brain by Frank T. Vertosick Jr. M.D.

Memoirs of a neurosurgeon in training. Some pretty interesting medical anecdotes and personal feelings about training and demands it causes. A lot of simplified medical background, probably good and interesting for a lay person, but a bit boring for someone with good medical knowledge. Some interesting insights about clinical practice in US, some surprising as example the bad relations between neurology and neurosurgery clinics. In my experience those relations are usually very good and close here in Finland, probably as there is no financial competition. Also, it is surprising that the neurosurgeon had his neurology training in England. It might be one birthplace of neurology, but certainly isn't considered as one of pinnacles of clinical neurology anymore, at least I have got such impression. Ok book, easily worth of one read.

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