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0008196761
Hardback:Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table / Professor Stephen Westaby.:2017 Fragile lives : a heart surgeon's stories of life and death on the operating table / Professor Stephen Westaby.
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Author: Westaby, Stephen,
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: London : HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008196769 9780008196769 (hbk.) :
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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. Cardiac surgery is not for the faint of heart. 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.
Heart surgeons Anecdotes.

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Excellent book, though had to skip a few paragraphs as too grisly for me.
09/10/19
b mountain
Oxfordshire
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Paperback:The knife's edge : the heart and mind of a cardiac surgeon:2020.
Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year 2020.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Mudlark,
Resource type: Physical
326 pages ; 20 cm
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eBook:Fragile lives a heart surgeon's tales of life and death on the operating table:2017.
Author: Westaby, Stephen, author.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: eBook
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers,
Resource type: Electronic
1 online resource (352 pages)
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Talking book - CD:Fragile lives:2017.
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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