Direct Red by Gabriel Weston
A Surgeon's View of Her Life-or-Death Profession

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“What a terrific book….[Weston] leaves you feeling that if push came to shove you’d want to be operated on by her.”
—Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin: A Biography

 

The continuing popularity of doctor shows on TV—from Scrubs, House, and Grey’s Anatomy to the television phenomenon ER—indicates a widespread fascination with all things medical. Direct Red, by practicing ear, nose, and throat surgical specialist Gabriel Weston, takes readers behind the scenes and into the operating room for a fascinating look at what really goes on on the other side of the hospital doors. “A Surgeon’s View of her Life-and-Death Profession,” Weston’s Direct Red is written not only with knowledge and insight, but with compassion, honesty, and literary flair.

 

About Gabriel Weston

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Educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, Gabriel Weston studied English literature at Edinburgh University before attending medical school in London. She went on to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and is a part-time ear, nose, and throat surgical specialist. She lives in London with her husband and two children.
 
Published November 19, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 228 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A young surgeon offers a glimpse inside the world of surgery and we discover the humanity behind the masks.

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Although Weston is proud of her lack of sentimentality, she concludes that “a good surgeon also needs to know how to be gentle.” After reading this uneven and sometimes off-putting book, most people will desperately want to steer clear of hospitals and operating rooms.

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