The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center

The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center

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by Charles R. Morris
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393065626

ISBN-13: 9780393065626

Pub. Date: 11/13/2007

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Insightful and filled with verve...electrifying."—Wall Street Journal
Hailed as "an astute book of enormous importance" (Sherwin Nuland), The Surgeons follows the team at one of the world's premier cardiac surgery and transplant centers. Given unprecedented access, Charles R. Morris recounts in thrilling detail a late-night against-the-clock "harvest run"

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"Insightful and filled with verve...electrifying."—Wall Street Journal
Hailed as "an astute book of enormous importance" (Sherwin Nuland), The Surgeons follows the team at one of the world's premier cardiac surgery and transplant centers. Given unprecedented access, Charles R. Morris recounts in thrilling detail a late-night against-the-clock "harvest run" to secure a precious transplantable organ, the heartbreaking story of a child's failed transplant, and more. Along the way, Morris reflects on how doctors really think, rising health care costs, and the future of health care in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393065626
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Fixing Mr. Goldfarb     1
A Very Short History of Heart Surgery     17
Artisans at Work     27
The Most Precious Resource     55
Erika's Story     83
School for Heart Surgeons     123
The Measurement Problem     161
The Future of Heart Surgery     191
Money     221
Policy     249
How the Heart Works     269
The New York State Cardiac Hospital Rating System     277
Notes     283
Index     301

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The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For the people that are interested in Cardiology this book is for you. I'm just seventeen years old, but this book is the most inspiring book I have ever read. I just can't wait until I become a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. This is a wonderful description of life as a heart surgeon and the descriptions and workings of Cardiology.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really interesting book and insightful especially since I am looking into cardiac surgery as a career even though I'm still young. This book gives you all the details of what its like to have this job and im so glad i got this book.
JMcMahon More than 1 year ago
More information on Cardiac surgery. Not written for people with in depth knowledge of cardiac surgery