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True Valor: Barney Clark and the Utah Artificial Heart
 

True Valor: Barney Clark and the Utah Artificial Heart (Hardback)

By Olsen, Don B.

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On December 2, 1982, the fully mechanical Jarvik-7 heart was placed inside Barney Clark's chest, culminating years of painstaking research and making medical history by successfully pumping Clark's blood for 112 days. True Valor takes an in-depth look at this significant event, t...elling the stories of the doctors and researchers involved, of Barney Clark, and of the evolution of the artificial heart before and after Clark's transplant. Author Don Olsen is well positioned to tell this story, having worked on the artificial heart project under Dr. William Kolff, the man who designed the Jarvik-7. His narrative conveys the concerns and emotions of those who were part of Clark's story while offering the insights of one who knows that research does not happen overnight but takes time, resources, and the efforts of many people. Olsen's account shares the human sides of this story along with the embedded politics and technical details of medical research in clear, readable language.
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ISBN 9781607813910
Released NZ 30 Oct 2015
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Format Hardback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781607813910
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher University of Utah Press,U.S.
Imprint University of Utah Press,U.S.
Released 30 Oct 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Olsen, Don B.
Category Transplant Surgery
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 617.412092
Weight 726g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Clark, Barney B., Heart, Artificial - history - Utah, History, 20th Century - Utah
NBS Text Surgery: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education

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