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Category: June 2019

For June, we asked our members if there was a book they felt every hand surgeon should read. The suggestions that came in were chosen because of how the books helped readers navigate everything from tough financial situations to patient relationships. We hope these can be added to your summer reading list!

It’s All in Your Head

By Richard C. Trevino, II, MD What book should I read? Twenty-four years ago, this was the question that I asked Robert Beckenbaugh. Without hesitation, the answer was Green’s. Today, with the ever-increasing knowledge base, research, and writer educators, the question has changed to which books should I read. I have in my own personal […]

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The Way Things Work

By Anselm Wong, MD As a relatively newer hand surgeon, I have considered very many texts essential for my growth in skill, knowledge base, and techniques.  It is therefore difficult to pick just one book that I would say we all must read over the others.  I still use the same Netter’s I read on […]

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Additional Book Suggestions

Contributed by ASSH Members Robert Savage, MD: I would add Surgery of the Soul: Reflections on a Curious Career by Joseph E. Murray, MD. Dr. Murray was an American plastic surgeon who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 for his pioneering work in organ transplantation (he performed the first kidney transplant […]

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