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.

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