Walk on Water

The Miracle of Saving Children's Lives
Product Number: EB00398354
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101177341
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

Described by one surgeon as "soul-crushing, diamond-making stress," surgery on congenital heart defects is arguably the most difficult of all surgical specialties. Drawing back the hospital curtain for a unique and captivating look at the extraordinary skill and dangerous politics of critical surgery in a pediatric heart center, Michael Ruhlman focuses on the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, where a team of medical specialists-led by idiosyncratic virtuoso Dr. Roger Mee-work on the edge of disaster on a daily basis. Walk on Water offers a rare and dramatic glimpse into a world where the health of innocent children and the hopes of white-knuckled families rest in the hands of all-too-human doctors.

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Author(s): Michael Ruhlman
Original Publish Date: Mar 30, 2004

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