Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out (Google eBook)

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Mar 1, 2000 - Humor - 256 pages
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Locked inside a brain-injured head looking out at a challenging world is the premise of this extraordinary autobiography. Over My Head is an inspiring story of how one woman comes to terms with the loss of her identity and the courageous steps (and hilarious missteps) she takes while learning to rebuild her life. The author, a 45-year-old doctor and clinical professor of medicine, describes the aftermath of a brain injury eleven years ago which stripped her of her beloved profession. For years she was deprived of her intellectual companionship and the ability to handle the simplest undertakings like shopping for groceries or sorting the mail. Her progression from confusion, dysfunction, and alienation to a full, happy life is told with restraint, great style, and considerable humor.
  

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Review: Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out

User Review  - Charlotta Norby - Goodreads

I LOVED this book. It's the first book I've read where I felt like the author knew exactly how I felt about losing my ability to practice law. I would love to meet this woman, I feel like we'd have so ... Read full review

Review: Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out

User Review  - Ginny - Goodreads

I'd recommend this book to anyone with a loved one dealing with a brain injury---the author captures the frustration, fear and loss just as I remember them. I suffered a serious brain injury in a car ... Read full review

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Page 7 - The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade, a calling, not a business, a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.

About the author (2000)

Until her injury in July 1988, Claudia L. Osborn taught and practiced internal medicine in a busy inner-city Detroit hospital. A graduate of Vassar College and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at MSU, and makes her home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

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