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            Spare Parts: A Surprising History of Transplants

            Spare Parts: A Surprising History of Transplants (Hardback)

            By Craddock, Paul

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            How did an architect help pioneer blood transfusion in the 1660s? What made eighteenth-century dentists become grave robbers? Did a seamstress really teach a surgeon how to stitch human skin? We think of transplant surgery as one of the medical wonders of the modern world. But tr...ansplant surgery is as ancient as the pyramids, with a history more surprising than we might expect. Paul Craddock takes us on a journey - from sixteenth-century skin grafting to contemporary stem cell transplants - uncovering stories of operations performed by unexpected people in unexpected places. Bringing together philosophy, science and cultural history, Dragon in a Suitcase explores how transplant surgery constantly tested the boundaries between human, animal and machine, and continues to do so today. It shows us that the history - and future - of transplant surgery is tied up with questions not only about who we are, but also what we are, and what we might become . . .
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            ISBN 9780241370254
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Life on a Knife's Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival

            Life on a Knife's Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival (Hardback)

            By Jandial, Dr Rahul

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            Acclaimed neurosurgeon and bestselling author, Rahul Jandial, has spent the last 20 years treating patients whose lives hang in the balance, from treating patients with rare forms of stage 4 brain cancer, to keeping a gun victim's heart pumping with his own hand. Rules for Surviv...al is his account of the resilience, courage and belief he has witnessed in his patients, and the lessons he has learned from them. Part memoir, part guide, this profound and moving book explores the strength of humanity at its most vulnerable and shows us how to cope with life's challenges, be it stress, failure, trauma, loss or addiction. Jandial will help you find purpose in the face of futility, strength during times of loss and joy in the everyday.
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            ISBN 9780241461822
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Perfection: The life and times of Sir William Manchester
             

            Perfection: The life and times of Sir William Manchester (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Earle; F. Klaassen, Michael

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            From country boy to internationally renowned plastic surgeon, from junior medical officer to Lieutenant Colonel in just four years, Perfection: the life and times of Sir William Manchester covers a life of achievement and service.

            ISBN 9780473539511
            Published NZ 13 Jan 2021
            Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            82 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Everything That Makes Us Human: Case Notes of a Children's Brain Surgeon

            Everything That Makes Us Human: Case Notes of a Children's Brain Surgeon (Paperback)

            By Jayamohan, Jay

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            Everything That Makes Us Human is a pacy, gripping account of Jayamohan's life and work. He pulls no punches and owns his mistakes, but the complete picture is one of a man driven to save as many lives as possible.

            ISBN 9781789293203
            Released NZ 19 Jun 2021
            Publisher Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Life on a Knife's Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival

            Life on a Knife's Edge: A Brain Surgeon's Reflections on Life, Loss and Survival (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jandial, Dr Rahul

            • RRP: $37.00
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            Rules for Survival is a neurosurgeon's practical guide to harnessing hope and optimism within your life. Acclaimed neuroscientist and bestselling author, Rahul Jandial, provides a raw and unflinching account of the valuable lessons we can learn from humanity in its rawest, most v...ulnerable form - patients who are abruptly confronted with their own mortality. Rahul has spent the last 20 years treating patients whose lives hang in the balance, from keeping a gun victim's heart pumping with his own hand, to saving a woman from paralysis and performing brain surgery while time is running out on a haemorrhaging patient. Rules for Survival distils the resilience, courage and belief he has witnessed from patients and explains how he has harnessed them into 10 practical rules for living a better, more fulfilled life. Part memoir, part practical guide, this book will equip you with rules to help you cope with the difficulties in life, be it stress, failure, trauma, loss, addiction or identity. Jandial will help you find purpose in the face of futility, strength during times of loss and how to live life to the fullest.
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            ISBN 9780241461839
            Released NZ 24 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

            The Tale of the Duelling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery (Paperback)

            By Kean, Sam

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            For centuries, scientists had only one way to study the brain: wait for misfortune to strike - and see how the victims changed afterwards. This book explores the brain's secret passageways and recounts the forgotten tales of the ordinary individuals whose struggles, resilience an...d deep humanity made neuroscience possible.
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            ISBN 9781784161033
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2015
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            When Breath Becomes Air

            When Breath Becomes Air (Paperback)

            By Kalanithi, Paul

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            At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live. This book tells his story.

            ISBN 9781784701994
            Released NZ 3 Jan 2017
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery

            Expert: Understanding the Path to Mastery (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kneebone, Roger

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            What is expertise? How do experts become expert? And how can you become one, too? What do lace makers share with pulmonary surgeons? Saville Row tailors with molecular scientists? Jazz musicians with fighter pilots? Seemingly, they have very little in common, other than being eno...rmously skilled experts. But, Professor Kneebone has spent his life looking more carefully, finding the points of connection. Because whilst the outcome is always different, the journey to expertise is the same. In this groundbreaking book, Professor Roger Kneebone, presents his findings and walks us down the path of mastery. Drawing on new science, cutting edge research, and the lived experience of a fascinating and enormously diverse group of people who are exceptional at what they do, Professor Kneebone shows how the experts became experts. And in so doing, shows how to become experts ourselves.
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            ISBN 9780241392041
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Bones: Inside and Out
             

            Bones: Inside and Out (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Meals, Roy A.

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            • Internationally sourced

            A lively, illustrated exploration of the 500-million-year history of bone, a touchstone for understanding vertebrate life and human culture.

            ISBN 9780393868258
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Bifurcation Stenting

            Bifurcation Stenting (Hardback)

            By Waksman, Ron; Ormiston, John A.

            • RRP: $223.99
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            Here is expert guidance on one of the most vexing clinical challenges faced by interventional cardiologists.

            ISBN 9781444334623
            Released NZ 30 Mar 2012
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
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            27 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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