The Resource Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart, Donald McRae

Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart, Donald McRae

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Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart
Title
Every second counts
Title remainder
the race to transplant the first human heart
Statement of responsibility
Donald McRae
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true story of four men locked in a race to transplant the first human heart--a tale of surgical daring, unyielding ambition, and scientific adventure. Many remember the beaming face of South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard after he performed the first human heart transplant and captured the world's imagination. It was a stunning achievement, but he was not alone. In truth it was a four-way race, a fierce struggle fraught with passionate rivalry. The other three surgeons--Adrian Kantrowitz, Norman Shumway, and Richard Lower--were giants in the field, and by early December 1967 they and Barnard were each poised to snatch the victor's laurels. Each had spent years perfecting techniques; each had monitored his chosen patient's condition, watching the clock, hoping a donor would be found in time. Some of these men were friends; others were enemies, but only one of them would be the first.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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McRae, Donald
Dewey number
  • 617.9/54092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
RD598.35.T7
LC item number
M45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 I-910
  • WZ 112.5.C2
NLM item number
M478e 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heart
  • Transplant surgeons
  • Heart surgeons
  • Kantrowitz, Adrian
  • Shumway, N. E.
  • Lower, Richard R
  • Barnard, Christiaan
  • Barnard, Christiaan
  • Kantrowitz, Adrian
  • Shumway, N. E.
  • Lower, Richard R
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart Transplantation
  • History, 20th Century
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Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart, Donald McRae
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-342) and index
Extent
1 online resource (356 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034673894
Label
Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart, Donald McRae
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-342) and index
Extent
1 online resource (356 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034673894

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