How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

Author:   Joshua Mezrich (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Export/Airside
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9781786498878


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon


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Leading transplant surgeon Dr Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss, moving organs from one body to another. In this intimate, profoundly moving work, he examines more than one hundred years of remarkable medical breakthroughs, connecting this fascinating history with the stories of his own patients. Gripping and evocative, How Death Becomes Life takes us inside the operating room and presents the stark dilemmas that transplant surgeons must face daily: How much risk should a healthy person be allowed to take to save someone she loves? Should a patient suffering from alcoholism receive a healthy liver? The human story behind the most exceptional medicine of our time, Mezrich's riveting book is a poignant reminder that a life lost can also offer the hope of a new beginning.

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Author:   Joshua Mezrich (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Export/Airside
ISBN:  

9781786498878


ISBN 10:   1786498871
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   02 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  General ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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A beautifully written insight into an extraordinary area of medicine and a fascinating career. Heartbreaking and life-affirming in equal measure, it has all the makings of a classic. * Dr Max Pemberton, columnist and author of Trust Me, I'm a (Junior) Doctor * Fascinating... Compelling stories about an area of medicine shrouded in mystery. * Stephen Westaby * Monumental and enthralling. * New York Journal of Books * An outstanding memoir by a transplant surgeon who combines an autobiography and operating room dramatics with an equally engrossing history of his profession... this [medical memoir] ranks near the top [of the genre], in a class that includes arguably the best, Henry Marsh's Do No Harm * Kirkus Reviews *


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A graduate of Cornell Medical School, Joshua Mezrich, MD, is an associate professor of surgery in the division of multi-organ transplantation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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