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The knife's edge : the heart and mind of a cardiac surgeon

Author: Stephen Westaby
Publisher: London : Mudlark, 2019. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His thirty-five-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition; leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Stephen Westaby; Stephen Westaby
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Westaby
ISBN: 9780008285777 0008285772 9780008285814 0008285810
OCLC Number: 1099484437
Description: 326 pages ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Professor Stephen Westaby.

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A TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2019 An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession's most eminent figures.  Read more...

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`Wholly believable... The book [has] an unmistakable feeling of authenticity.' Daily Telegraph `What makes this memoir so readable is Westaby's unexpected admissions of vulnerability.' The Read more...

 
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