Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table
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Fragile Lives is an incredible and award winning memoir from one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons. In his 35 year career, Professor Stephen Westaby took chances and pushed the boundaries of heart surgery to save hundreds of lives. Stephen details some of his most remarkable and poignant cases – such as the baby who had suffered multiple heart attacks by six months old, a woman who lived the nightmare of locked-in syndrome, and a man whose life was powered by a battery for eight years. Shortlisted for the Costa biography prize, winner of the BMA President’s Award 2017 and The Sunday Times number two bestseller, Fragile Lives offers an exceptional insight into the exhilarating and sometimes tragic world of heart surgery, and how it feels to hold someone’s life in your hands.
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