Healing Children: A Surgeon's Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine

December 2, 2020
Healing Children: A Surgeon's Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine

A National BestsellerAn "astounding and miraculous " (Madeline Levine)medical memoir by one of our nation's leading pediatric surgeons—the visionary head of Children's NationalAnyone who has seen a child recover from a wound or a brokenbone knows that kids are made to heal. Their bodies are moreresilient, more adaptive, and far more able to withstand acutestress than adults'. In this inspiring memoir, Dr. Kurt Newmandraws from his long experience as a pediatric surgeon working atone of our nation's top children's hospitals to make the case thatchildren are more than miniature adults. Through the story of hisown career and of the brave kids he has treated over the years—andtheir equally brave and tenacious parents—he reveals the revolutionthat is taking place in pediatric medicine.When he decided to become a pediatric surgeon, the field was inits infancy, struggling for esteem. Now, nearly forty years later,it is at the forefront of exhilarating new discoveries ineverything from cancer research to mental health care. But fewparents know how to access the best care for their children. Fartoo many find themselves frustrated and afraid.Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents—not just ofsick kids but of all kids —and to share his knowledge ofwhat children need to thrive. A deeply human story with aspectacular cast of young heroes and heroines, HealingChildren will convince you that we still have a lot to learnfrom our kids.