Wow….what a read! Entering into a world that few of us (thankfully) experience first hand. Read about how Dr Frank T Vertosick went from medical student to neurosurgeon. Probably not for the squeamish as he does go into quite a bit of detail (necessary, not overdone for the sake of shock), but truely awe inspiring. Neuro-surgeons truely are a breed apart. The stress that they have to deal with on a daily basis makes the rest of us look like lightweights. I thoroughly enjoyed this book…not many of us get to step inside an OR and this book gives an insight on what medical professionals have to deal with…its certainly not as sexy as ER on the TV. I do think that this book serves to make us grateful for the training, skill and dedication of our MDs.