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Life in his hands

Author: Susan Wyndham
Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Pan Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist. In 2001 the brilliant young concert pianist Aaron McMillan was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour and given six weeks to live. He was just 24 years old.He underwent 12 hours of emergency surgery; days later he was back at the piano, preparing to perform. Years later, he was still performing. His doctor was Charlie Teo, one of Australia's most celebrated and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Teo; Charles Teo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Wyndham
ISBN: 9780330424837 0330424831
OCLC Number: 298612699
Notes: Previously published: 2008.
Awards: Short-listed for ABIA Australian General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2009
Description: 295 p., 8 p. of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Susan Wyndham.

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A true story of a neurosurgeon and a pianist. In 2001 the brilliant young concert pianist Aaron McMillan was diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumour and given six weeks to live. He was just 24 years old.He underwent 12 hours of emergency surgery; days later he was back at the piano, preparing to perform. Years later, he was still performing. His doctor was Charlie Teo, one of Australia's most celebrated and controversial neurosurgeons. Charlie's specialty is inoperable brain tumours and his radical techniques have earned him praise around the world. But in his own country he is regarded by some as reckless and even dangerous. Aaron McMillan presented Charlie with his most challenging case yet. In return, Charlie Teo gave Aaron hope.Life In His Hands is the remarkable true story of a medical maverick and an artist who refused to be daunted by death. It is a book full of heartache and joy and scientific marvels, written by a journalist who found that with some stories, staying on the sidelines is the hardest thing to do.

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