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Surgical Arena

Grant, Peter, M.D.

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ISBN 10: 0938539116 / ISBN 13: 9780938539117
Published by Newmark Publishing, 1994
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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slight fade to top and bottom spine of book, very light soiling to page edges, publishers address w/"review copy" stamped on FFEP and rear paste down; DJ has slight damp stain to bottom spine interior, very slight edgewear and shelfwear, top edge of flaps very slightly toned; Review Copy; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # F378

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Title: Surgical Arena

Publisher: Newmark Publishing

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The author presents a fictional account of his life as a surgeon, detailing how his military experience helped him meet the demands of his college and medical education, and the difficulties he has encountered from doctors conducting operations which they are not qualified to perform

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This aimless, flatfooted first novel is a good source of information for anyone considering a career in medicine, but not successful as fiction. In an often melodramatic narrative, surgeon Peter Grant describes the day-to-day struggles of a heroic surgeon named . . . Peter Grant. The names of the patients and descriptions of the cases have all been altered, Dr. Grant assures us, and his story also features fictional episodes, places and characters. (Readers will doubtless hope that he invented the horrifying first scene, in which a handful of operating room nurses compare notes on botched surgeries they've observed.) Grant takes us along on teaching rounds, consultations with patients, sessions in intensive care and in the OR, where a slip of the hand can mean the difference between life and death. He goes to great lengths to explain the challenges and opportunities surgeons face, everything from socialized health care, frivolous malpractice suits and patients who cannot pay, to wondrous developments in minimally invasive laparascopic surgery. He is at his best when describing his work and, unsurprisingly, at his worst when trying to develop a plot.
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