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Becoming Dr. Q : My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon.

Author: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa; Mim Eichler Rivas
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.
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Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California. In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story--from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Autobiography
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Quinones-Hinojosa, Alfredo.
Becoming Dr. Q : My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
Named Person: Alfredo Quĩnones-Hinojosa
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa; Mim Eichler Rivas
ISBN: 9780520949607 0520949609 1283278162 9781283278164
OCLC Number: 749264265
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Prologue: Seeking Terra Firma; Part I Stargazing; 1. Starry Nights; 2. Faraway; 3. The Kaliman Maneuver; 4. Lessons from the Fields; Part Ii Harvesting; 5. Courting Destiny; 6. Green Eyes; 7. From Harvest to Harvard; 8. In the Land of Giants; 9. Question the Rules and When Possible Make Your Own; 10. Brainstorm; Part Iii Becoming Dr.Q; 11. Hopkins; 12. Gray Matter; 13. Seeing the Light; 14. Finding the Steel in Your Soul; Epilogue: When the Sun Comes Up; Acknowledgments.

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A memoir of Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa that tells his amazing life story - from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his  Read more...

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