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Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating…


SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY PRIZE

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.2 BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE BMA PRESIDENT’S AWARD 2017

An incredible memoir from one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons, recalling some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he’s worked on.

Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon’s shoulder. A slip of the hand and life ebbs away.

The balance between life and death is so delicate, and the heart surgeon walks that rope between the two. In the operating room there is no…

Fragile Lives

ISBN 10 : 0008196761
ISBN 13 : 9780008196769

An incredible memoir from one of the world's most eminent heart surgeons and some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he's worked on. Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon's ..


Fragile Lives

ISBN 10 : 0008209367
ISBN 13 : 9780008209360

An incredible memoir from one of the world's most eminent heart surgeons and some of the most remarkable and poignant cases he's worked on. Grim Reaper sits on the heart surgeon's ..



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ISBN 13 : 1250117178

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ISBN 13 : 1466872802

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ISBN 13 : 1250127270

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ISBN 13 : 9780465094837

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ISBN 13 : 0307557243

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ISBN 13 : 0307951944

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ISBN 13 : 1925113809

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