A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks

By Oliver Sacks

The writer of twelve books, together with the bestselling Awakenings, the fellow Who Mistook His spouse For a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks is the world over well known for his compassionate method of sufferers tormented by profound neurological problems. but while an coincidence on an uninhabited mountain in Norway leaves Dr. Sacks with a serious leg harm, he turns into the sufferer. in the course of what must have been a regimen restoration interval, he studies an overpowering sensation that his injured leg is now absent from his physique, and certainly from his actual knowledge. In A Leg to face On, one among Dr. Sacks’ such a lot own works, this tense adventure is the start line of a desirable trip throughout the mysteries of notion, the actual substance of our identities, and the adventure of being a patient.

Show description

Read or Download A Leg to Stand On PDF

Best medicine books

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark research of sufferer deaths at a brand new Orleans clinic ravaged by way of typhoon Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the hunt for fact and justice
 
In the culture of the simplest investigative journalism, healthcare professional and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial scientific middle and attracts the reader into the lives of these who struggled mightily to outlive and to take care of existence amid chaos.
          
After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the facility failed, and the warmth climbed, exhausted caregivers selected to designate convinced sufferers final for rescue. Months later, a number of wellbeing and fitness pros confronted legal allegations that they intentionally injected quite a few sufferers with medicinal drugs to hasten their deaths.

Five Days at Memorial, the fruits of six years of reporting, unspools the secret of what occurred in these days, bringing the reader right into a medical institution struggling with for its lifestyles and right into a dialog in regards to the so much terrifying type of health and wellbeing care rationing.

In a voice right now concerning and reasonable, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and divulges simply how ill-prepared we're in the United States for the effect of large-scale disasters—and how we will be able to do larger.   A awesome ebook, engrossing from begin to end, 5 Days at Memorial considerably transforms your knowing of human nature in crisis.

Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Technique

Neurointerventional radiology is evolving right into a rarified and complicated box, with extra buyers education to develop into neurointerventionalists than ever earlier than. With those advancements comes a necessity for a unified guide of options and crucial literature. In guide of Cerebrovascular ailment and Neurointerventional procedure, Mark Harrigan and John Deveikis current the 1st functional advisor to endovascular tools and supply a doable reference paintings for neurovascular anatomy and cerebrovascular illness from a neurointerventionalist’s viewpoint.

Radiology of the Stomach and Duodenum

A couple of imaging suggestions, lots of them complementary, are utilized in the research and therapy of issues of the tummy and duodenum. optimum sufferer therapy calls for an intensive wisdom of the appliance of those concepts, in addition to a valid realizing of pathology of the tummy and its offering symptomatology.

Valuation in Life Sciences: A Practical Guide

This booklet is the 1st entire consultant to valuation in lifestyles sciences for execs, traders, and lecturers. Boris Bogdan and Ralph Villiger introduce the features of drug and clinical machine improvement, clarify tips to translate those into the valuation, and supply invaluable facts.

Extra resources for A Leg to Stand On

Example text

Succinylcholine is hydrolyzed rapidly by pseudocholinesterase and as a result has the shortest duration of action of the paralytic agents (3–5 minutes, occasionally as long as 10 minutes). (iii) Adverse effects. Succinylcholine has been associated with increased intragastric and intraocular pressures. It is unclear whether succinylcholine alone causes increased ICP. Succinylcholine has also been associated with malignant hyperthermia and arrhythmias (especially bradycardia in children). , some pregnant women, patients with severe hepatic dysfunction, patients with renal failure, and patients with bronchogenic carcinoma).

1% carbon dioxide. b. Bag-valve-mask ventilation (“bagging the patient”) allows manually controlled delivery of tidal volumes and is the standard of ventilation for apneic, nonintubated patients. Bagvalve-mask ventilation can allow the operator to estimate lung compliance through the amount of force required to ventilate the patient. (1) Components include a clear mask with an air-cushion rim to provide a tight face seal; a true nonrebreathing valve; a no-pressure release valve; and an attached bag and reservoir that may accept oxygen flow at a rate of 12–15 L/min for a delivered oxygen concentration of almost 100%.

If this occurs, remove the needle and apply direct pressure for 5–10 minutes. 8. Following successful cannulation of the internal jugular vein, advance the larger needle along the tract of, or right over, the finder needle. Some operators skip the step of using the finder needle. 9. Holding the needle firmly in place, remove the syringe and insert the guidewire through the needle. Note that whenever the needle hub is open to air, there is a threat of air embolism. Always cover the open hub to prevent air entry.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.17 of 5 – based on 7 votes