Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Mimi Swartz's six favorite books about the medical field

Mimi Swartz's new book is Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart. One of her six favorite books about the medical field, as shared at The Week magazine:
Hearts: Of Surgeons and Transplants, Miracles and Disasters Along the Cardiac Frontier by Thomas Thompson

This is an oldie but a goodie. Thompson, a writer for Life during the magazine's golden age, had near-complete access to Houston's Methodist Hospital and its world-famous doctors in the late 1960s and early '70s — when heart surgery was taking off just like the space program. High drama and high gossip.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue