Healing Children: A Surgeon's Stories From The Frontiers...

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Item#: 9780525428831
Edition 01
Author Newman, Kurt
Cover Hardback
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A National Bestseller<
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>An “astounding and miraculous (Madeline Levine) medical memoir by one of our nation's leading pediatric surgeons-- the visionary head of Children's National<
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>Anyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a
oken bone knows that kids are made to heal. Their bodies are more resilient, more adaptive, and far more able to withstand acute stress than adults'. In this inspiring memoir, Dr. Kurt Newman draws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working at one of our nation's top children's hospitals to make the case that children are more than miniature adults. Through the story of his own career and of the
ave kids he has treated over the years—and their equally
ave and tenacious parents—he reveals the revolution that is taking place in pediatric medicine.<
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>When he decided to become a pediatric surgeon, the field was in its infancy, struggling for esteem. Now, nearly forty years later, it is at the forefront of exhilarating new discoveries in everything from cancer research to mental health care. But few parents know how to access the best care for their children. Far too many find themselves frustrated and afraid.<
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>Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents—not just of sick kids but ofallkids —and to share his knowledge of what children need to thrive. A deeply human story with a spectacular cast of young heroes and heroines,Healing Childrenwill convince you that we still have a lot to learn from our kids.