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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
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
bibliography
Label
Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart, Donald McRae
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62342826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780399153419
Lccn
2005056627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780399153419
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62342826
  • (Sirsi) a868497
Label
Every second counts : the race to transplant the first human heart, Donald McRae
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-342) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62342826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780399153419
Lccn
2005056627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780399153419
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62342826
  • (Sirsi) a868497

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