The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center (Paperback)

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The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center (Paperback)


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"Insightful and filled with verve…electrifying." —Wall Street Journal

Hailed as "an astute book of enormous importance" (Sherwin Nuland), The Surgeons follows the team at one of the world's premier cardiac surgery and transplant centers. Given unprecedented access, Charles R. Morris recounts in thrilling detail a late-night against-the-clock "harvest run" to secure a precious transplantable organ, the heartbreaking story of a child's failed transplant, and more. Along the way, Morris reflects on how doctors really think, rising health care costs, and the future of health care in America.

Charles R. Morris (1939—2021), the author of The Surgeons, The Tycoons, and The Cost of Good Intentions, wrote for the New York Times and The Atlantic, among other publications.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393334005
ISBN-10: 0393334007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 17th, 2008
Pages: 338
Language: English
Morris fully immerses himself, and the reader, in the complexities of health care; what emerge are riveting and clarifying snapshots of the often unfathomable behemoth we call our health care system.
— Pauline W. Chen - New York Times

The drama of surgery conveyed by an eyewitness with the smarts of an American business watcher will appeal to the general public but be of particular pertinence to patients and policymakers.
— Kirkus Reviews