Atlanta: Flatline Press, LLC, 2014.
Hardcover. 7 1/4" X 5 3/8". 101pp. Still enclosed in publisher's shrinkwrap, this is a pristine copy. About Unexpected Results: "In medicine, each day brings complex cases with life-or-death decisions. When these decisions succeed against the odds, the results are as uplifting as they are unexpected. Dr. Newton Turk gives his readers a remarkably wide and nuanced look at the life of a highly accomplished surgeon. He does so by presenting eight of his most unusual operations; each one involves a person with slim chances of survival, and each one combines science, intuition, and determination. His narrative style is terse yet amiable; his descriptions portray both the medical challenges and the colorful personality of each patient. What shines through is the author’s boundless passion for helping others, his appreciation for the beauty of life and also its fragility. Unexpected Results is more than an enjoyable memoir; it is also a call to action: Dr. Turk believes that there is a dearth of surgeons in our country, and his book is aimed at persuading medical students to choose surgery as a career" (publisher). Fine / fine. Item #4529