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"Under the Drapes: More Mystique of Surgery" takes the reader into the world of surgery and surgeons, exploring why they operate, while detailing a wide variety of medical conditions that lead patients to the operating suite. The interaction between surgeon and patient is also examined in humorous and poignant ways. Pitfalls of surgery, as well as miraculous recoveries are ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published June 20th 2012 by Ruffian Press (first published June 17th 2012)
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Ellen Maze
Jul 08, 2012 Ellen Maze rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: caregivers, medical professionals, patients, anyone who enjoys learning about a surgeon's life
I have read Dr. Gelber's previous book allowing lay-people a look into the life of a surgeon ( Behind the Mask: The Mystique of Surgery and the Surgeons Who Perform Them ) and I eagerly awaited this one. Both books are filled with inside information that any potential patient or caregiver can appreciate, but both books are also infused with Dr. Gelber's unique and wonderful sense of humor. In "Under the Drapes", Dr. Gelber takes us through various explanations of why someone ends up on his table ...more
Valentina
This is the second book about surgery that Dr. Gelber has written, and this one was even better than the first one.
There is a wealth of information in here, and I don’t just mean for people in the medical field, but for anyone who reads it. It’s an intimate look at what goes on “behind the scenes” during surgery, with plenty of examples drawn from the author’s own practice or that of his colleagues. It can be a bit jarring at first to jump right in, because there are many, many medical terms, b
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Brian Simpson
I previously read DR. Gelber's book, "Behind the Mask" and found it to be a fascinating look into the mind of a surgeon. Now he has written "Under the Drapes: More Mystique of Surgery" which looks at surgery from a different perspective. This book is a bit more technical than the first, zeroing in on some of the specific disease conditions that lead a patient to see a surgeon. He also has some chapters that reveal some of the unusual and bizarre things patients say and do, something people outsi ...more
David
Jun 23, 2012 David rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: anyone interested in learning about the world of surgery
"Under the Drapes: More Mystique of Surgery" is my follow up book to "Behind the Mask: The Mystique of Surgery and the Surgeons Who Perform Them". "Behind the Mask" took the reader into the head of the surgeon, examining the way surgeons think and how decisions are made before, during and after an operation. "Under the Drapes" reveals more about the reasons a patient may need an operation. The first part of the book looks at specific problems and medical conditions from the perspective of mainte ...more
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I was raised in upstate New York, the seventh of nine boys. I started writing a few years ago, picking up where I had left off in college. My primary job is performing surgery, a general surgeon in Houston, TX; writing is a passion, but with the changes in health care may take center stage.
I hope you enjoy my futuristic novels, "Future Hope" and "Joshua and Aaron",both are populated with a colo
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