Inside The Ropes. A Surgeon's Life

Tracy Doug

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Sid Harts Publishers P/L
Publisher Place: Glen Waverley
Publisher Year: 2008
Edition: Reprint

Description: 261 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. A Leading Australian Surgeon

Publishers Description: Humour outweighs dignity in this autobiography by a leading Australian surgeon, foundation Professor of Surgery at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, and past President of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. It covers eighty years from childhood in different Australian country towns through the development of a surgical career with as many disappointments as triumphs. The ignoble sport of boxing, in which he engaged in boyhood and at university, leads him to describe the struggles in his surgical life 'from inside the ropes'. He lived through a huge leap of surgical history after World War II, most of the operations performed today being invented in that time. He was embroiled in the controversial beginnings of Sydney's second medical school and served in South Vietnam as leader of a civilian surgical team. The poignant dramas of surgical illnesses are described with passion and humour in stories of exceptional individuals - patients, administrators and surgical mentors - who inspired his life as a leading surgeon and teacher. All these strands are engagingly intermingled with stories of remarkable people whose struggles played a transforming part in the author's life. Books written by doctors are mostly intended for reading by other doctors, but this intimate biography by an octogenarian surgeon is for everyone.

ISBN: 9781921362040


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