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Another Day in the Frontal Lobe by Katrina Firlik
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Crosby Would have been a 5 star book except she got a bit too philosophical and tended to wander in the second half of the book. Nevertheless it is one of those books that one really doesn't want to end if the reader has an interest in the thought processes and personal experiences of a physician in training. Her style of writing is conversational, non-technical, familiar and often humorous. Some quotes from the book to give you a flavor of her style:"I can assure you that, as a kid, extracting a nail from someone's head or wandering around a cemetery in search of a neurosurgeon's tombstone were not activities I would have envisioned for my future." "To, my disappointment, a few neurologist-cynics even seemed to have lost their sense of wonder about the brain, which can happen, understandably, to a volume dependent service provider whose days are packed with fifteen-minute visits, especially once they've been sued over one of those fifteen minute visits." "...it would be unwise to say, I just want to open heads, during your interviews. Surgeons are fond of explaining that they could teach a monkey to operate." "I'm confident that a glioblastoma multiforme (deadly tumor) is not retribution for any sin or misspent life (it would probably affect more than just fifteen thousand people per year if it were). In short, a brain tumor is the fault of no person or thing."


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