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Last Night in the or : A Transplant Surgeon's Odyssey
Author: Bud Shaw

ISBN: 9780147515339
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 18 November 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5 x 1.5
A pioneering transplant surgeon shares memories from a life in one of medicine's most demanding fields.

The early 1980s marked a revolution in the field of organ transplants, and surgeon Bud Shaw was on the front lines. As a patient's chance of survival increased, the number of transplants performed grew at a dizzying rate. Sharing vibrant vignettes from his early days as a medical student to his work under Dr. Tom Starzl, the pioneer of liver transplant surgery, to opening an internationally renowned center in Nebraska, Dr. Shaw takes us on an intimate journey through the world of high-stakes surgery.

An exhilarating, fast-paced, and beautifully written memoir filled with real-life moments straight out of a Chuck Palahniuk novel, Last Night in the OR taps the core of what it means to be human.

About the Author

Born in 1950, Bud Shaw grew up the oldest child of a general surgeon in rural south central Ohio. He graduated with an AB in Chemistry from Kenyon College in 1972 and received his MD degree from Case Western Reserve University Sc...

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