Fragile Lives A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table

Fragile Lives

Uitgever: HarperCollins Publishers

Auteur: Stephen Westaby
  • Engels
  • Druk: 1
  • 9780008196769
  • februari 2017
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pagina's
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Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon's shoulder. A slip of the hand and life ebbs away. The balance between life and death is so delicate, and the heart surgeon walks that rope between the two.

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Raw and moving... the writing is thrilling. Fragile Lives is a frank and absorbing memoir by a man who has done about as much good to his fellow human beings as it is possible to do in one lifetime.' - The Times, Book of the Week The stakes could not be higher in this bloody, muscular and adrenaline-charged memoir from a pioneering heart surgeon... at points it made my own heart race dangerously. Surgeons are meant to be objective,' Westaby tells himself, not human'. What makes this book so fascinating, and so moving, is the terrible tension between these necessary qualities.' - Sunday Times A full-frontal and thrilling portrayal. Each story in this fascinating book brings a new nail-biting surgical adventure... A gifted surgeon, Westaby is also a natural writer... Fragile Lives succeeds on many levels: political battle cry, chronicle of bloody feats, history of modern cardiology, tribute to patients and paean to surgery.' - Daily Telegraph Westaby is everything you would hope from a maverick surgical genius: authoritative, engaged, passionate and opinionated. His book, annoyingly well written for someone who has penned only medical papers and handbooks, reads like a thriller, except with rather more corpses. You race to each chapter's end to see if his certain-to-die patient survives.' - The Times The book is a cracking example of a thriving sub-genre of autobiography, the medical memoir. Anyone who enjoyed the 2014 bestseller Do No Harm by the brain surgeon Henry Marsh, a friend of Westaby's, will relish Fragile Lives, too. Each story is gripping, written in a vivid, almost brutal way that matches the blood and gore of cardiac surgery.' - Financial Times 'At the cutting-edge of scalpel-lit... I love getting a window into this world... I enjoyed so much in this book - the anatomy lesson, the vivid descriptions, the fervour Westaby feels for his work' - Evening Standard

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
februari 2017
Afmetingen
19,8 x 12,8 x 2,1 cm
Aantal pagina's
320 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Stephen Westaby
Uitgever
HarperCollins Publishers

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9780008196769

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Subtitel
A Heart Surgeon's Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
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