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A Time for All Things: The Life of Michael E. DeBakey

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – 10 Jan 2020
He has been called the greatest surgeon of the 20th century. The son of Lebanese immigrants, Michael DeBakey rose from humble beginnings in a backwater Louisiana town to dominate the landscape of modern medicine. His contributions to our understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease, in particular, were innumerable and epoch-making. DeBakey led a life of high drama, from the streets of Jazz Age New Orleans and the operating theaters of pre-war Europe, to thebattlefields of World War II and the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. An advisor to Presidents, a health care statesman, and a physician to royalty and commoner alike, he helped build Houston's Texas Medical Center into a jewel of the medical world. Yet DeBakey's own family paid a tremendous costfor his commitment to his fellow man. Buoyed by unique access to primary resources, A Time for All Things: The Life of Michael E. DeBakey is the first to tell the remarkable story of a driven genius who led a scientific and therapeutic revolution in all its dramatic depth.
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ISBN-13: 9780190073947
ISBN-10: 0190073942
Pagini: 616
Dimensiuni: 160 x 244 x 46 mm
Greutate: 1.07 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP USA
Locul publicării: New York, United States


This is the story of the mind of a man for mankind, with a prestigious work ethic that matched his ambition ... Throughout the book, from his birth to his insouciant self-diagnosis of his own demise, he is the force majeure of this odyssey.
Miller describes DeBakey's triumphs, surgical firsts, medical research and the fruits of his health care statesmanship. More important, he comes closest to defining what drove the man who literally worked day and night to fulfill all the roles he assumed in his nearly 100-year life ... Miller has achieved a milestone with this book.
Amazingly detailed and powerful. A very important medical, historical, and ethical document from which there are enduring, important lessons to be learned.
Spanning decades of an amazing life, the stories of DeBakey's dedication to altruistic patient care, academic excellence, and dedicated service to both the profession and our nation will inspire physicians, policymakers, and patients alike.
A Time for All Things is a superb telling of Michael E DeBakey's amazingly long, dashing career - in surgery, in education, and deeply in national public policy.
A Time for All Things gives a thorough insight into the academic career of one of the most influential professors in American medicine and politics.
Craig Miller has superbly chronicled a life of accomplishments, honors, and surgical achievements. Miller's efforts in archiving the facts of DeBakey's storied career will be a treasure for both the surgeon and the lay reader.
This inspirational biography reads like a historical medical novel, and is essential for surgeons, aspiring surgeons, and innovators from all walks of life.
This book is a very readable account of DeBakey's influence and participation in the evolving science of cardiovascular surgery over seven decades, as well as his influence on the societal and political milieu of the time - enhanced by facts and events little known to even his closest colleagues.
This fascinating portrayal tells about DeBakey's life journey beginning as the son of Lebanese immigrant parents to becoming a global household name synonymous with modern day high tech medicine, an advocate of universal access to health care, and doctor to the rich and famous.

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Craig A. Miller, MD, is an author and vascular surgeon who lives in Columbus, Ohio. His books have been published in several languages and editions. He has been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Ohio State University Medical Heritage Center and a Michael E. DeBakey Fellow in the History of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.