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The knife's edge : the heart and mind of a cardiac surgeon / Professor Stephen Westaby.
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Author: Westaby, Stephen,
Publication year: 2020
Format: Paperback
Publisher: London : Mudlark,
ISBN: 9780008285791 (pbk.) :
Description:
Originally published: 2019.
Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His 35-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition; leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of patients put their lives in his hands. For heart surgeons, the inevitable cost of failure is death and in this book, Westaby reflects on the unique mindset of those who are drawn to this exhilarating and often tragic profession. We discover the pioneers who grasped opportunities and took chances to drive innovation and save lives. Often difficult, uninhibited and fearless, theirs is a field constantly threatened by the risk of public failure.
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Hardback:The knife's edge : the heart and mind of a cardiac surgeon:2019.
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326 pages ; 20 cm

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