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Healing Children: A Surgeon's Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine
Newman, Kurt
ISBN 13: 
9780525428831
ISBN 10: 
0525428836
Category: 
ConsHlth: Pediatrics
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Active
Imprint: 
Viking
Affiliation: 
president and CEO of Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Pages: 
272
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
27.00
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Synopsis:
An "astounding and miraculous " (Madeline Levine) medical memoir by one of our nation's leading pediatric surgeons- the visionary head of Children's National Anyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a broken 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 brave kids he has treated over the years-and their equally brave and tenacious parents-he reveals the revolution that is taking place in pediatric medicine. 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. Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents-not just of sick kids but of all kids -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 Children will convince you that we still have a lot to learn from our kids.

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