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How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon (Paperback, Export / Airside)

By Mezrich, Joshua

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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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ISBN 9781786498878
Released NZ 3 Jun 2019
Publisher Atlantic Books
Format Paperback, Export/Airside
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ISBN-13 9781786498878
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Released 3 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Export/Airside
Edition Export/Airside
Author(s) By Mezrich, Joshua
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Transplant Surgery
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 617.954092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Transplant surgeons - United States, Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc - Popular works
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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