It isn’t a secret for anybody that being a doctor isn’t easy. You are dealing with nothing less than a human’s health and life itself, so it is widespread you feel stressed every day of your life.
But if you think being a doctor itself is difficult, imagine what would be like to be a heart surgeon, meaning someone that gets to hold somebody’s heart almost every day of your life.
In Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table, we get to see some of the most heartbreaking (literally) stories of one of the most famous heart surgeons in America, Doctor Stephen Westaby.
Stephen Westaby, author, professor and heart surgeon takes the time to tells us the amazing stories, moments and people he got to meet during his career, and the cases that touched him the most.
The book manages to showcase the hard truth of being a heart surgeon. What is like knowing every time you get into the surgery room you are trying to keep someone alive as much as you possibly can.
This heart-touching book takes us through the emotional journey any heart surgeon goes through in their career. The pressure of knowing you are the difference between life and death, and that a slight error can end up in someone being dead.
As you being to read the book, you’ll encounter several of his most fascinating, unique, and touching cases. Not only we get to see how the surgeon felt during those moments, but you get a unique insight into the world of Medicine.
Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death on the Operating Table is indeed one of the unique books about medicine there are. It’s just not about the stories, or Stephen Westaby himself, is about what it truly means to be a heart surgeon and how taking on a job like this is so much more than just a regular job.
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