Small: Life and Death on the Front Lines of Pediatric Surgery


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Dartmouth College
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5.88 X 0.64 X 8.73 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

CATHERINE MUSEMECHE, MD is a board-certified pediatric surgeon, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Her essay "Wake-Up Call" was included in the anthology At the End of Life, and excerpted on NPR's "Talk of the Nation." She lives in Austin, Texas.


"Operating on infants is not as simple as learning how to sew in miniature, explains Musemeche in this fascinating, often hair-raising account of the state of pediatric surgery. Musemeche has been working in the field for three decades and writes with the kind of drama that feels as visceral as viewing a documentary."--Julia McKinnell "Maclean's" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"A soul-searching, life-changing roller coaster ride of a book that celebrates the miracle of life while acknowledging the heart ache of loss."--Julia McKinnell "Student Doctor Network" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"Dr. Musemeche has woven together history, personal narrative, and surgical anatomy with the deftness of a master of craft."--Katrina Firlik, MD, author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside "Student Doctor Network" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"With dramatic descriptions of delicate surgeries on tiny patients, brilliant history lessons, and the obvious passion of the author for her work, Small is a huge achievement."--Daniel Menaker, author of The Treatment, a novel, and My Mistake: A Memoir "Student Doctor Network" (1/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)