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Author Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo.

Title Becoming Dr. Q : My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Prologue: Seeking Terra Firma; Part I Stargazing; 1. Starry Nights; 2. Faraway; 3. The Kaliman Maneuver; 4. Lessons from the Fields; Part Ii Harvesting; 5. Courting Destiny; 6. Green Eyes; 7. From Harvest to Harvard; 8. In the Land of Giants; 9. Question the Rules and When Possible Make Your Own; 10. Brainstorm; Part Iii Becoming Dr. Q; 11. Hopkins; 12. Gray Matter; 13. Seeing the Light; 14. Finding the Steel in Your Soul; Epilogue: When the Sun Comes Up; Acknowledgments
Summary Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California. In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story--from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at H
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Subject Quiñones-Hinojosa, Alfredo.
Mexican Americans -- Mexico -- Biography.
Migrant labor -- Mexico -- Biography.
Neurosurgeons -- Mexico -- Biography.
Mexican Americans.
Neurosurgery.
Transients and Migrants.
Mexico.
United States.
Genre/Form Autobiography.
Biography.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Rivas, Mim Eichler.
LC no. 2011011531
ISBN 0520949609 (electronic bk.)
1283278162
9780520949607 (electronic bk.)
9781283278164