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The Trouble with Surgeons by Phillip V. Gordon

The Trouble with Surgeons

by Phillip V. Gordon

224 pages
Autobiographical novel of a doctor's recovery from stroke.

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About the Book
In The Trouble with Surgeons, Dr. Phillip Gordon suffers a stroke and seizure while performing anesthesia during emergent surgery. Phil lives, gradually relearning to walk, talk, and practice medicine. He struggles with the roles of patient and doctor during his prolonged recovery. Todd Cunningham, an everyman of modern surgery, remains Phil's friend throughout. Phil discovers that the traits he mistrusts in his own doctors are the same facets he now sees in himself as an epileptic, part-time physician. At another dying patientís bedside, Todd forces Phil to confront his fears, so he can transcend them.



About the Author
Phillip Gordon lives in New Orleans with his wife and three children. The spend their time walking the dogs, watching parades and eating crawfish.



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