Direct Red: A Surgeon’s View of Her Life-or-Death Profession

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Harper Collins, Dec 8, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages

“What a terrific book….[Weston] leaves you feeling that if push came to shove you’d want to be operated on by her.”
—Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin: A Biography

 

The continuing popularity of doctor shows on TV—from Scrubs, House, and Grey’s Anatomy to the television phenomenon ER—indicates a widespread fascination with all things medical. Direct Red, by practicing ear, nose, and throat surgical specialist Gabriel Weston, takes readers behind the scenes and into the operating room for a fascinating look at what really goes on on the other side of the hospital doors. “A Surgeon’s View of her Life-and-Death Profession,” Weston’s Direct Red is written not only with knowledge and insight, but with compassion, honesty, and literary flair.

 

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Contents

Speed
1
Sex
11
Death
27
Voices
41
Beauty
59
Hierarchy
73
Territory
91
Emergencies
103
Ambition
117
Help
129
Children
151
Appearances
171
Changes
183
Home
195
Acknowledgments
207
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About the author (2009)

Educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, Gabriel Weston studied English literature at Edinburgh University before attending medical school in London. She went on to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and is a part-time ear, nose, and throat surgical specialist. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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