Heaven and Hell is a novel of a man’s driven life, one of overarching ambition. Here, Garven Wilsonhulme, would-be neurosurgeon, enters medical school and learns about the grim realities of competing for his place in a class where 50% of the students will be gone by the time of graduation. He makes life-long friends and enemies and faces for the first time what it is to be a student of the human condition and what life as a physician will hold for him. He learned a mnemonic ditty for the bones of the wrist: ?Never Lower Tillie’s Pants, Grandmother Might Come Home? and how to save a boy dying from meningitis. In Heaven and Hell, Garven is first introduced to the gripping world of neurosurgery by the man who becomes his mentor. That meeting proves to be life changing.
Author : Carl Douglass Author Tag Line :
Neurosurgeon Turned Author Writes With Gripping Realism
Heaven and Hell author, Carl Douglass, is a former neurosurgeon turned author who writes with gripping realism. Carl Douglass is the author of multiple novels and two nonfi ction works, all of which have grown out of his extensive experience as a student, scholar, researcher, academician, general surgeon, and fi nally a neurosurgeon. His contemporaries were all raconteurs and commentators on the human condition, and Douglass learned to hold his own. Heaven and Hell, and the other novels in his Saga of a Neurosurgeon series, give the reader a glimpse into an extraordinarily rich and diverse career and life's experience. He now enjoys a bountiful life with his wife of fi fty years. They live in a beautiful mountain valley in the Rockies.