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Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart

Author: Donald McRae
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The true story of four men locked in a race to transplant the first human heart--a tale of surgical daring, unyielding ambition, and scientific adventure. Many remember the beaming face of South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard after he performed the first human heart transplant and captured the world's imagination. It was a stunning achievement, but he was not alone. In truth it was a four-way race, a fierce  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McRae, Donald, 1961-
Every second counts.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2006
(DLC) 2005056627
(OCoLC)62342826
Named Person: Adrian Kantrowitz; N E Shumway; Richard R Lower; Christiaan Barnard; Christiaan Barnard; Adrian Kantrowitz; N E Shumway; Richard R Lower; Christiaan Barnard; Adrian Kantrowitz; Richard R Lower; N E Shumway
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald McRae
OCLC Number: 989012613
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2017. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Donald McRae.
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The true story of four men locked in a race to transplant the first human heart--a tale of surgical daring, unyielding ambition, and scientific adventure. Many remember the beaming face of South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard after he performed the first human heart transplant and captured the world's imagination. It was a stunning achievement, but he was not alone. In truth it was a four-way race, a fierce struggle fraught with passionate rivalry. The other three surgeons--Adrian Kantrowitz, Norman Shumway, and Richard Lower--were giants in the field, and by early December 1967 they and Barnard were each poised to snatch the victor's laurels. Each had spent years perfecting techniques; each had monitored his chosen patient's condition, watching the clock, hoping a donor would be found in time. Some of these men were friends; others were enemies, but only one of them would be the first.--From publisher description.

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