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Paperback:Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table / Professor Stephen Westaby.:2018 Paperback Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table / Professor Stephen Westaby.
Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table / Professor Stephen Westaby.
Author: Westaby, Stephen,
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Paperback
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008196783 (pbk.) :
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This is an incredible memoir from one of the world's most eminent heart surgeons, recalling some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he's worked on. 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. In the operating room there is no time for doubt. It is flesh, blood, rib-retractors and pumping the vital organ with your bare hand to squeeze the life back into it. An off-day can have dire consequences - this job has a steep learning curve, and the cost is measured in human life. Professor Stephen Westaby took chances and pushed the boundaries of heart surgery. He saved hundreds of lives over the course of a thirty-five year career and now, in his astounding memoir, Westaby details some of his most remarkable and poignant cases.
Westaby, Stephen Anecdotes.
Heart Surgery Anecdotes.
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Hardback:Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table:2017. Hardback
Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers,
Resource type: Physical
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An incredibly inspiring memoir, wonderfully written by Dr Westaby, details a collection of various e
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eBook:Fragile lives a heart surgeon's tales of life and death on the operating table:2017. eBook
Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers,
Resource type: Electronic material
1 online resource (352 pages)
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Paperback:The knife's edge : the heart and mind of a cardiac surgeon:2020. Paperback
Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year: 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Mudlark,
Resource type: Physical
326 pages ; 20 cm
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Talking book - CD:Fragile lives:2017. Talking book - CD
Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year: 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Talking book - CD
Publisher: Clipper Audiobooks,
Resource type: Physical
9 CDs (630 min.) : digital, stereo
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