Surgery

Pocket Guide to the Operating Room (Pocket Guide to Operating Room)
Pocket Guide to the Operating Room (Pocket Guide to Operating Room)

Review: I was recommeded this book by a coworker when I was training to be a circulating RN. Good recommendation. It's pretty easy to carry around. It gives a basic overview of many of the procedures done in the OR, it includes info such as what the procedure is done for, steps of the procedure, and instrumentation used during the case, and other helpful info to give the truly novice circulating RN a background of what to expect during specific surgical case. It is easy to read and understand. I wo... Read more

My Lobotomy: A memoir
My Lobotomy: A memoir

Review: Howard Dulley's story is an interesting read. It is amazing he didn't die during the procedure much less continue to function so well throughout his lifetime.
It's sad to think that one woman could dislike a child so much that she would abuse him at home, and be allowed to submit him to the torture of a lobotomy, countless foster homes and institutions.
It was good but I felt like he was telling us and then telling us again. Read more

A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery - Second Edition
A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery - Second Edition

Review: I bought this book for my sister who is preparing for surgery because I thought it would be an excellent book to help her prepare. I decided to check it out myself after receiving it. My biggest issue, which for some may not be an issue at all, is that the book is super slim. It's tiny! Both my sister and I are big into highlighting, underlining, and making notes. The size of this book it would be impossible to make notes and if you started highlighting and underlining it would soon look like a ... Read more

Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine
Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

Review: I love medical history. This book did not disappoint. It takes a pivotal period and brings it to life in full color. Not good to eat and read this book at the same time if you have a queasy stomach. Great writing. Great research. Great read. Read more

A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Review: Interesting story, based in history. But, the ending was quite quick and might have gone for a further chapter to demonstrate how Dr. Mutter and his collection has currently impacted those in the field of medicine. Read more

Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

Review: This book is very informative about the back pain industry and alternative ways of helping your back. However, the people involved in the alternative ways differ greatly in philosophy and approach. It is quite confusing out there if you're trying to diminish or heal your back pain. The author was much more critical and analytical about the back pain industry regarding medicine (doctors, medications, surgeries) but not critical or analytical about alternative methods discussed in her book such as... Read more

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Review: Not in the sense of Grey's Anatomy, but in the sense of books about surgical practice, this one rates at the very top. It's a classic in that sense, and many of my friends going into medicine have read it. It opens you up to not only surgery but the art of performance in a myriad of ways. I simply highly recommend it. Read more

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