Thursday, December 21, 2006
Surgery Is Controlled Trauma
The title of this post is a quote from this very enjoyable and easy to read book, Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside, written by Katrina Firlik. I've already loaned the book to my daughter, so I can't go into too much detail in this review.
Suffice it to say that Katrina is a neurosurgeon, which is a rather exclusive profession. Furthermore, she's a female neurosurgeon, which makes her even more rare. And, an excellent writer. Yikes. She is a talented one!
I'm not a doctor.
I don't even play one on TV.
Closest I ever came was getting my Wilderness EMT certificate.
I'm not a writer.
I don't even play one in the blogosphere.
Closest I ever came was, well, writing this blog!
Katrina does a nice job introducing the life of a neurosurgeon and mixing in patient stories, medical school stories, politics of the job, and tools of the trade.
OK, but this is a blog about Venture Capital, right? So why the review of a surgeon's book?
First, I like all things medical. Second, the neurosurgeon profession appears to be a very exclusive one, much like that of a VC. And, it turns out that Katrina is married to Andrew Firlik who just so happens to be a Venture Capitalist with Foundation Medical Partners. There. I tied it all together for you.
Just go read the book.
Tags: Frontal Lobe, Neurosurgery, Neurosurgeon, Books, Reviews, VC, Venture Capital, Katrina Firlik, Brian Berliner, brianberliner