New York, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
The Making of a Surgeon takes readers on a journey through the halls of The Brigham, Harvard Medical School’s main teaching hospital. The narrative follows a group of residents through their life-saving lessons, from the classroom to the wards and even into the operating room.
Co-authored by Stanley W. Ashley, M.D., former surgical residency program director of surgical education at The Brigham, and Newsday writer John Hanc, The Making of a Surgeon takes readers on a journey through the halls of The Brigham, Harvard Medical School’s main teaching hospital. The narrative follows a group of residents through their life-saving lessons in Boston’s prestigious Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A fast-paced, riveting read, this book has all the elements of real life medical drama; and provides a rare and fascinating glimpse into the evolving world of surgical training at one of the country’s most prestigious medical institutions.
Harvard Health Publications arranges the publication annually of more than a dozen full-length traditional books. This title is part of its first entry into “digital originals.”
“We have a robust social media presence and thought this was the time to serve our constituencies with these short, accessible, informative eBooks,” said Dr. Julie Silver, Chief Editor of Books for Harvard Health Publications.
“eBook lines from major institutions are an effective way to reach millions of people worldwide,” said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of leading independent eBook publisher RosettaBooks. “We look forward to developing this line into a leader on health topics.”
Stanley W. Ashley, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as the Frank Sawyer Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. His focus recently is on practical aspects of measurement of surgical quality and how these can be applied to improve outcomes, particularly for the individual caregivers.
John Hanc is the author of ten books, including two award-winning memoirs, The Coolest Race on Earth, about his experience running the Antarctica Marathon, and Not Dead Yet, written with bike racer Phil Southerland, founder of Team Type 1. He also teaches journalism and writing at New York Institute of Technology.
Harvard Medical School was founded in 1782 and encompasses 18 affiliated hospitals with more than 11,000 faculty physicians. Harvard Health Publications is the media and publishing division of the Harvard Medical School. The goal of its publications is to bring people around the world the most current health information that is authoritative, trustworthy, and accessible.
This title is part of a series of Harvard Medical School Guides that are short, practical original works, organized by Harvard Health Publications and drawing on the resources of Harvard Medical School.
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