Backbone: The Life and Game-Changing Career of a Spinal Neurosurgeon
By Volker K. H. Sonntag MD M.D.
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This is the riveting story of how Dr. Sonntag’s pioneering innovation that day launched him into the forefront of the emerging field of spinal neurosurgery. Surgeon to a Who’s Who of royalty, celebrities and politicians, his clear-eyed accounts of failures and successes, hostile turf wars, media accusations of quackery, political challenges, and cutting-edge technical advances reveal to the reader just what it takes to be a game-changer in one of the world’s most harrowing professions.
Revered by patients, residents, and fellows for his highly personal approach to teaching and mentorship, and for his example of life balance, in this book Dr. Sonntag also shares stories of his youth as a German immigrant in Cold War America that lend insight into how, with humility, sacrifice, honesty, compassion, industry—and humor—an individual can overcome adversity and achieve the American Dream.
- Published on: 2017-05-02
- Original language: English
- Dimensions: 9.00″ h x .60″ w x 6.00″ l,
- Binding: Paperback
- 260 pages