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King of Hearts The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery

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ISBN-10: 0609807242

ISBN-13: 9780609807248

Edition: N/A

Authors: G. Wayne Miller

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Few of the great stories of medicine are as palpably dramatic as the invention of open-heart surgery, yet, until now, no journalist has ever brought all of the thrilling specifics of this triumph to life. This is the story of the surgeon many call the father of open-heart surgery, Dr. C. Walton Lillehei, who, along with colleagues at University Hospital in Minneapolis and a small band of pioneers elsewhere, accomplished what many experts considered to be an impossible feat: He opened the heart, repaired fatal defects, and made the miraculous routine. Acclaimed author G. Wayne Miller draws on archival research and exclusive interviews with Lillehei and legendary pioneers such as Michael…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.01" wide x 8.98" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

G. WAYNE MILLER is a filmmaker, staff writer at the Providence Journal, and author of seven books.