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A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.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.

How death becomes life - Joshua D Mezrich

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Title
How death becomes life - notes from a transplant surgeon
Author
Joshua D Mezrich
format
Hardback
Publisher
Atlantic Books
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190502

A beautifully written and compelling memoir of a largely unexplored area of medicine: transplant surgery.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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Dr Joshua Mezrich is an associate professor of surgery in the division of multi-organ
transplantation at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and
Public Health, USA.

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

Monumental and enthralling.
New York Journal of Books

Fascinating... Compelling stories about an area of medicine shrouded in mystery.
Stephen Westaby

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

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Transplant surgeons - United States.|Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. - Popular works.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
x, 371

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