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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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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!
 
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goldie said:
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!

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