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surgeon biographies

Discussion in 'Surgery and Surgical Subspecialties' started by drbruce, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. drbruce

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    What surgeon biographies do you recommend?

    The best biography I have come across so far was written in very good english by a South African vascular surgeon who has had the most diversified career of any surgeon that I have ever known - flying doctor, harvard researcher, war surgeon operating in the field, documentary maker, etc.
     
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    Try The Work of Human Hands by G. Wayne Miller. It is a biography about a pediatric surgeon at Children's Hospital in Boston. It is amazing to read about the complex reconstructions he has performed.

    G. Wayne Miller also wrote King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery. This is the story of C. Walton Lillehei, a cardiac surgeon who was a pioneer of congenital heart surgery. The surgeries he performed prior to the availability of bypass, using humans as a bypass circuit, are truly amazing.
     
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    i also liked making of a surgeon by william nolen. trained at bellvue and practiced in Minnesota.
     
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    the knife man - about john hunter. it's a great read!
     
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    "Harvey Cushing: A life in Surgery"
     
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    Without a doubt, read "The Dressing Station". It's about a South African surgeon who works around the world. Shows you what you can do with your trade when you don't have any debt!
     
  8. drbruce

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    Thank you. The dressing Station. That is very favourite surgeon book, just forgot the title.
     

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