A Surgeons Lessons, Learned and Lost

A Surgeon's Lessons, Learned and Lost

A Surgeon’s Lessons, Learned and Lost

by John Raffensperger, MD

[note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review]

I really enjoyed this book.

It took me on a tour of a young surgeon through his days in a public hospital to his war time adventures to the cultivation of a senior pediatric surgeon.

It was a wild ride and an enjoyable one.

Through Dr Raffensperger’s eyes, I could see how medicine had changed through the decades from a more doctor centric (for good or ill) to a more business centric.

I really enjoy books that can take me on the journey and cause me to understand why things changed the way they did.

If I had any complaints is that in his discussing of complex heart problems, I would have loved seeing a diagram. But that’s a seriously minor quibble.

This is a great book if you enjoy reading medical biographies or how healthcare has changed.

Rating: 4.0 stars

[posted 02/02/2020]

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