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The heart healers : the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives, James Forrester, M.D

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The heart healers : the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives
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The heart healers
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the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives
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James Forrester, M.D
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eng
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"At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiologist Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. By the middle of the 20th century, heart disease was killing millions and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier. On Sept. 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to the chest for the first time. Once it was deemed possible to perform surgery on the heart, others followed. In 1929, Dr. Werner Forssman inserted a cardiac catheter in his own arm and forced the X-ray technician on duty to take a photo as he successfully threaded it down the vein into his own heart...and lived. On June 6, 1944--D-Day--another momentous event occurred far from the Normandy beaches: Dr. Dwight Harken sutured the shrapnel-injured heart of a young soldier, saved his life and the term 'cardiac surgeon' born. Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs--the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by 'The Heart Healers'"--
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Title
The heart healers
Creator
Summary
At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiologist Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease. Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs - the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by "The Heart Healers"
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10448494
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
616.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
RC666.5
LC item number
.F67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives
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the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives
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by James Forrester, M.D
The heart healers : the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives, James Forrester, M.D
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The heart healers : the misfits, mavericks, and rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives, James Forrester, M.D
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn914445858
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250058393
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017977
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)914445858

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