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Life in His Hands : The True Story of a Neurosurgeon and a Pianist

By: Susan Wyndham

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Pan: 2009

Seller ID: 9780330424837

ISBN: 0330424831

Condition: New


A true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist In 2001 the brilliant young concert pianist Aaron McMillan was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour and given six weeks to live. He was just 24 years old. He underwent 12 hours of emergency surgery; days later he was back at the piano, preparing to perform. Years later, he was still performing. His doctor was Charlie Teo, one of Australia's most celebrated and controversial neurosurgeons. Charlie's specialty is inoperable brain tumours and his radical techniques have earned him praise around the world. But in his own country he is ... View more info

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Never Say Die : RPA's Favourite Surgeon [used book]

By: Chris O'Brien

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2008

Seller ID: 0732288096

ISBN: 0732288096

Condition: Good


How a grim diagnosis transformed the life of one of Australia's top cancer specialists. It was a cruel twist of fate: in November 2006 Chris O'Brien, one of the country's leading head and neck cancer surgeons, was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive and almost inevitably lethal form of brain cancer. As he knew, few sufferers survive past 12 months. Nevertheless, he was determined to beat the odds. With the support of his close family, O'Brien took the option of radical brain surgery under the supervision of his friend, neurosurgeon Dr Charlie teo. As told here in this wa... View more info

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Dancing with Dementia: My Story of Living Positively with Dementia

By: Christine Bryden

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Jessica Kingsley Publishers: 2005

Seller ID: 004574

ISBN: 184310332X

Condition: New


Christine Bryden was a top civil servant and single mother of three children when she was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 46. Since then she has gone on to challenge almost every stereotype of people with dementia by campaigning for self-advocacy, writing articles and speaking at national conferences. This book is a vivid account of the author's experiences of living with dementia, exploring the effects of memory problems, loss of independence, difficulties in communication and the exhaustion of coping with simple tasks. She describes how, with the support of her husband Paul, she conti... View more info

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Going Back : How a former refugee, now an internationally acclaimed surgeon, returned to Iraq to change the lives of injured soldiers and civilians

By: Dr Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2019

Seller ID: 9781760633165

ISBN: 176063316X

Condition: New


In Munjed Al Muderis's bestselling memoir Walking Free, he described his experience as a refugee fleeing Saddam Hussein's Iraq, his terrifying sea journey to Australia and the brutal mandatory detention he faced in the remote north of Western Australia. The book also detailed his early work as a pioneering orthopaedic surgeon at the cutting edge of world medicine. In Going Back, Munjed shares the extraordinary journey that his life-changing new surgical technique has taken him on. Through osseointegration, he implants titanium rods into the human skeleton and attaches robotic limbs, allowin... View more info

Image for Walking Free : The Extraordinary True Story of a Young Man Who Fled War-Torn Iraq, Came to Australia as a Refugee by Boat, Spent Months in a Detention Centre and Went on to Become a Pioneering Surgeon

Walking Free : The Extraordinary True Story of a Young Man Who Fled War-Torn Iraq, Came to Australia as a Refugee by Boat, Spent Months in a Detention Centre and Went on to Become a Pioneering Surgeon

By: Dr. Munjed Al Muderis with Patrick Weaver

Price: $22.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2016

Seller ID: 9781760291143

ISBN: 1760291145

Condition: New


In 1999, Munjed Al Muderis was a young surgical resident working in Baghdad when a squad of Military Police marched into the operating theatre and ordered the surgical team to mutilate the ears of three busloads of army deserters. When the head of surgery refused, he was executed in front of his staff. Munjed's choices were stark--comply and breach the medical oath 'do no harm', refuse and face certain death, or flee. That day, Munjed's life changed forever. He escaped to Indonesia, where he boarded a filthy, overcrowded refugee boat, bound for Australia. Like his fellow passengers, he h... View more info

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Ernest Sandford Jackson : Life and Times of a Pioneer Australian Surgeon [used book][hard to get]

By: Edited by Neville Parker and John Pearn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, The Australian Medical Association: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dr Rolf Gleceto With Best Wishes Ronald Wood

Seller ID: 0867762012

ISBN: 0867762012

Condition: Good


Hardcover in better than good condition with slight foxing to the text block edges. Binding is tight and firm and pages are clean. Ernest Sandford Jackson (1860-1938), medical practitioner, was born on 18 July 1860 at Sandford, Victoria, son of John Henry Jackson, Tasmanian-born grazier, and his wife Mary Ann, née Bowtell; Samuel Jackson was his grand uncle. Educated at Geelong Church of England Grammar School and Trinity College, University of Melbourne (M.B., Ch.B., 1881), he served as resident medical officer at the Melbourne and Brisbane hospitals and was appointed medical superintendent... View more info

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Prodigal Genius : The Life of Nikola Tesla [used book][hard to get]

By: John J. O'Neill

Price: $30.00

Publisher: USA, Brotherhood of Life: 1994

Seller ID: 9147323310

ISBN: 9147323310

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condtion with light rubbing to the edges of the cover, slight sun fading on the rear cover and what looks like a liquid spill mark on the to right corner that does not extend into the pages and has not affected the book at all. Even the gods of old, in the wildest imaginings of their worshipers, never undertook such gigantic tasks of world-wide dimension as those which Tesla attempted and accomplished. -from Chapter One First published in 1944 and long a favorite of Tesla fans, this is a definitive biography of the man without whom modern civilization would not exist. Nikola... View more info

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A Curious Life: One man's path to discovery and the breakthrough that saves thousands of lives

By: Robert Tindle

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 004023

ISBN: 1925236870

Condition: New


One man's path to discovery and the breakthrough that saved thousands of lives. From the slums and religious indoctrination of northern England to front-line research institutions worldwide, stem cell pioneer Robert Tindle's relentless curiosity led him to a remarkable career in fields as disparate as evolutionary biology and immunotherapy for cancer. From years of field work on the Galapagos Islands to pioneering breakthroughs in biomedical research in Australia and the United Kingdom, this book, conveys the excitement of scientific discovery and chronicles how his own discoveries were used t... View more info