Second Suns

Two Trailblazing Doctors and Their Quest to Cure Blindness, One Pair of Eyes at a Time
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Author(s): David Oliver Relin
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2016
Product Number: EB00687019
Released: Oct 26, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781615193639
Publisher: The Experiment
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Description

<DIV><B>Now in paperback: a #1 <I>New York Times</I>&ndash;bestselling author&rsquo;s gripping chronicle of &ldquo;two doctors . . . bringing light to those in darkness&rdquo; (Time)<BR /><BR /> The publisher will donate a portion of its proceeds on the sale of this book to the Himalayan Cataract Project.</B><BR /> &#160;<BR /><I>Second Suns</I> is the unforgettable true story of two very different doctors with a common mission: to rid the world of preventable blindness. Dr. Geoffrey Tabin was the high-achieving &ldquo;bad boy&rdquo; of his class at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sanduk Ruit grew up in a remote village in the Himalayas, where cataract blindness&mdash;easily curable in modern hospitals&mdash;amounts to an epidemic. Together, they pioneered a new surgical method, by which they have restored sight to over 100,000 people&mdash;all for about $20 per operation.<BR /> &#160;<BR /> Master storyteller David Oliver Relin brings the doctors&rsquo; work to vivid life through poignant portraits of their patients, from old men who can once again walk treacherous mountain trails, to children who can finally see their mothers&rsquo; faces. The Himalayan Cataract Project is changing the world&mdash;one pair of eyes at a time.</DIV>

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