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All that moves us : a pediatric neurosurgeon, his young patients, and their stories of grace and resilience

Wellons, Jay (author.).

Summary: "Tumors, injuries, natural malformations -- there is almost no such thing as a non-emergency brain surgery when it comes to kids. For a pediatric neurosurgeon working in the medical minefield of the brain -- in which every millimeter in every direction governs something that makes us essentially human -- every day presents the challenge, the opportunity, to give a new lease on life to a child for whom nothing is yet determined and all possibilities still exist. In All That Moves Us, Dr. Jay Wellons pulls back the curtain to reveal the profoundly moving triumphs, harrowing mistakes, and haunting close calls that characterize the life of a pediatric neurosurgeon, bringing the high-stakes drama of the OR to life with astonishing candor and honest compassion. Reflecting on lessons learned over eighteen years and five thousand operations completed on some of the most vulnerable and precious among us, Wellons recounts with gripping detail the moments that have shaped him as a doctor, as a parent, and as the only hope for countless patients whose young lives are in his hands. Wellons shares his early days as a medical student and what it's like to treat the brave children he meets the threshold of life and death. From the little boy who arrived in Wellons's operating room with a gunshot wound to the head, to sewing the nerves of a newborn back together using suture as fine as human hair and prepping to take a brain tumor out of a teenage cheerleader, All That Moves Us is an unforgettable portrait of the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital, and what they can teach you about how to live life outside of it." --

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  • ISBN: 0593243366
  • ISBN: 9780593243367
  • Physical Description: print
    xxv, 254 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2022]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: The littlest among us -- The reminder -- Stitches -- The brain and all that moves us -- Ninety minutes from you by ground -- We have a protocol for that -- GSW to head -- Family charades -- Rubber bands -- Last place -- See one, do one, teach one -- Conversations -- November-5411-Yankee -- Anger -- Bucket lines -- Rupture -- On the morning my father died -- Birth -- A Mississippi Nick -- Luke's jump -- Shock waves -- Closure -- The other side -- The whole miracle -- Epilogue: Millimeters and trajectories.
Subject: Wellons, Jay
Nervous system Surgery Anecdotes
Central nervous system Diseases Surgery
Children Surgery Anecdotes
Neurosurgeons United States Biography
Pediatrics United States Anecdotes
Neurosurgical Procedures
Children Surgery
Nervous system Surgery
United States
Nervous system Anecdotes
Children Surgery Anecdotes
Neurosurgeons Biography
Genre: Anecdotes.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.

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