How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon eBook –

How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon A Beautifully Written And Compelling Memoir Of A Largely Unexplored Area Of Medicine Transplant Surgery 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 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

5 thoughts on “How Death Becomes Life: Notes from a Transplant Surgeon

  1. Chris Thompson Chris Thompson says:

    After hearing an interview with the author on NPR, I immediately ordered the book You would kinda think that a book about organ donation would be obscure and dry But as the author states in the acknowledgements, he learned from some of the similar best selling medical books to come out recently, and indeed he has He s taken a relatively obscure subject and using deft narrative techniques, made the subject a page turner The first time he described in detail a surgical procedure, I

  2. Kathe N. Kathe N. says:

    I am a double organ transplant recipient Kidney pancreas I saw an article about this book and was so moved, I ordered it right away I am thrilled with what I ve read so far It has been written with such heart and such compassion I am so excited to get through , and will likely be up all night and longer to read this I ll update when I m finished.

  3. Ellee Ellee says:

    Just finished this book I loved it I am a fan of this genre and love first person accounts of surgeons doing surgery Although the history of transplantation was very interesting, my favorite parts of the book were his personal stories of his patients and his honestly of his successes and his defeats in the OR Dr Mizrich shares his wisdom and his heart in this well written book Now off to read Dr Starzl s Puzzle People

  4. Susan L Susan L says:

    Wonderful book I will read it again and again It describes in detail the heroes and their stories who blazed the trail of transplantation Being a donor and having a healthy husband is my reward Thanks, Josh for your part in making this a reality to our family This book helps me understand so much better what went on at UW Hospital Madison, May 23rd, 2012, our Kidneyversay I m forever grateful.

  5. MGMomma2 MGMomma2 says:

    This book is fantastic I really enjoyed the history of transplants and the risk takers that paved the way to save so many lives It s amazing to read all of the patient stories from a physicians perspective and to gain insight into this medical specialty I absolutely loved this book and would highly recommend.

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