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Author McRae, Donald, 1961-

Title Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart / Donald McRae
Published London : Simon & Schuster, [2006]


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Description 356 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Prologue : into the void... -- 1. On the brink -- 2. Out of the cold -- 3. Colored hearts -- 4. Sparky's gang -- 5. Heads and hearts -- 6. Changing tack -- 7. Mississippi gambling -- 8. The prince -- 9. The steal -- 10. The wait -- 11. Fame and heartbreak -- 12. The man with the golden hands -- 13. Death and America -- 14. The trial -- Epilogue : acceptance
Summary "The dramatic race to transplant the first human heart unravelled against a backdrop of searing tension, scientific brilliance, ethical controversy and racial strife. In 1967 four surgeons stood on the brink of medical immortality: Christiaan Barnard in South Africa; Norman Shumway at Stanford; Richard Lower in Virginia; and Adrian Kantrowitz in New York were all ready to proceed with the world's first human heart transplant." "Every Second Counts, written by the award-winning author Donald McRae and based on the intimate recollections of the surviving surgeons, tells for the first time the story of that tumultuous race and the relationship between the four men who fought it. It is a true account that combines the utterly compelling - and often shocking - details of science with raw human drama as four men strove to conquer the greatest of medical challenges."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Kantrowitz, Adrian.
Shumway, N. E. (Norman Edward), 1923-2006.
Lower, Richard R.
Barnard, Christiaan, 1922-2001.
Heart -- Transplantation -- History.
Transplant surgeons -- Biography.
Heart surgeons -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 0743239954 paperback
9780743239950 paperback