Books I love

‘Genius on the Edge’, by Gerald Imber, M.D.

I wrote about Dr. William Halsted’s life achievements, and about his vices, in the post https://witoldniesluchowski.com/how-did-a-cocaine-addict-change-surgery-in-america/. The book, Genius on the Edge, is, however, about a different aspect of his life story. It’s about how, out of nowhere, there appeared in Baltimore a medical excellence center. A world-class institution, and a hub for contemporary medical …

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Why I listed “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese as the first in my “Books I love” series.

This book was recommended to me by a friend, also a cardiac surgeon. He found out that they, with the author, were trained by the same surgical superstar, Dr. Thomas Starzl. In surgery, the provenance means a lot. It took me a few years to get to the book. At first, I didn’t really like …

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