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Looking at my heart - Philip Blaiberg

Looking at my heart - Philip Blaiberg

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In December 1967 Dr Philip Blaiberg was dying and he knew it. For years a heart condition had made ordinary activity laborious: now he found it an unendurable strain. Gasping for air, he had to inhale oxygen by face mask. His brain was dulled and all his faculties sluggish. Death would be a welcome release.

Three months later he walked out of Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, with a new heart and a new hope of useful and enjoyable life.

Here, in his own words, the second man to live with a transplanted heart tells his nearly unbelievable story. Whatever view may be taken of the ethics and the scientific importance of spare-part surgery, Dr Blaiberg's quiet courage and integrity are a guarantee of this book's unique human appeal and tasting value.


Very Good (VG): I may show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper.


L: 22.2cm; W: 14.3cm; H: 1.8cm


0.3 kg


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This is a previously loved book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show some signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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