(Pdf/E–pub) [Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart] Par Par Mimi Swartz
Was estined to become another American success story Simultaneously Americans were making great accomplishments in outer space travel The national media wrote features about the leading heart surgeons and made them celebrities They were compared to NASA s first astronaut team Unfortunately the advances in artificial heart research proved to be modest at best Creating a viable mechanical heart pump to replace the real thing is First there are many inaccuracies in this book I applaud her effort but she has not A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World delivered Sheoes not treat her subjects even handedly She fails to appreciate how success and achievement are the result of Anthropology as Cultural Critique drive andetermination taking rather cheap shots at Michael Debakey More concerning her writing lacks objectivity The writing style is like a novel which seems to have Texas sized exaggerations and outright confabulations Within the first 50 pages of the book she states that the first transplant was in 1969 it was 1967 Further for much of the information that her book contains which is not Anyone detailed sheoes not cite sources Having worked trained and practiced at the TMC she lacks the medical background and understanding to eride the very approach she feigns Hearts by Thomas Thompson is a much better book. Vils of experimentation run amuck Rich in supporting players Ticker introduces us to Bud’s brilliant colleagues in his uixotic uest to evelop an artificial heart Billy Cohn the heart surgeon and inventor who evotes his spare time to the pursuit of magic and music; Daniel Timms the Brisbane biomedical engineer whose esign of a lightweight pulseless heart with but a single moving part offers a new way forward And as government money Battleground Chicago dries up the unlikeliest of backers Houston’s furniture king Mattress Mack In a sweeping narrative of one man’s obsession Swartz raises some of the hardest uestions of the human condition What are the tradeoffs of medical progress What is the cost in suffering and resources of offering patients a few months or years of life Must scienceo harm to o good Ticker takes us on an unforgettable journey into the power and mystery of the human hea.
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(Pdf/E–pub) Ticker: The uest to Create an Artificial Heart Par Par Mimi Swartz
Loved reading about the journey of heart operations and evices ending with the total artificial heart invented by an Australian Reads like an adventure novel Ms Swartz knows her stuff and all the players A sober look at mans attempt to enter the bionic age The author is from Huston and the book tends to make of the Texas importance in heart replacement Still a nice review of the work of surgeons in their attempts to find a solution to the failing heart Fair report on the DebakeyCooley todo I guess this is simply one Bitter Choices doctor s journey towards creating an artificial heart but it seemed like a promise of I read an excerpt from a magazine that pulled me into one man s story It was written like a novel and I thought the patient was going to get some miraculous happy ending Instead he was one of many patients that tried an artificial heart likeevice and passed away I guess that s lifescience but they open the book with that story and almost never mention that patient again and barely pr Enjoyed reading this book Well written and insightful to the layperson Amazing view into the livestimes of three great clinicians of our time DeBakey Cooley and FrazierWish I could have given it one star I felt it was too focused on the Texas Heart Inst. It wasn’t supposed to be this hard If America could send a man to the moon shouldn’t the best surgeons in the world be able to build an artificial heart In Ticker Texas Monthly executive editor and two time National Magazine Award winner Mimi Swartz shows just how complex and Bill Veecks Crosstown Classic difficult it can be to replicate one of nature’s greatest creations Part investigative journalism part medical mystery Ticker is aazzling story of modern innovation recounting 50 years of false starts abysmal failures and miraculous triumphs as experienced by one the world’s foremost heart surgeons OH “Bud” Frazier who has given his life to saving the un savable His journey takes him from a small town in west Texas to one of the country’s most prestigious medical institutions The Texas Heart Institute from the halls of Congress to the animal laboratories where calves are fitted with new
Itute understandable considering the author and the subjects were all Texas based There is a lot of stuff going on beyond Texas and missing that presents a somewhat one sided perspective of the artificial heart space This is a really hack job and of a biography of Bud who appears to be her close friend The Swartz factoids mentioned along with a raft of others in her book may seem at odds with history and memory to meShe has many many facts wrong and in many cases has lied about some of her sources Too bad Could have been a good book I ve read many books for laypeople regarding the topic of heart transplantation and the uest for the artificial heart involving the surgeons in Houston but this book took Blood, Milk, Ink, Gold decades ofetails and made it an informative yet enjoyable read I felt like I went along for the ride right along with them It s impossible to truly understand and appreciate the level of Mikhail Bakhtin dedication and skill these pioneers maintained to the bitter end I plan to order copies for family members Most of the action in Ticker takes place in Houston Texas Artificial heart research began there in the 1960s The 60s were a tumultuousecade but it was also a can Carnival do time in American history and the public perception was that the artificial heart. Eartesigns The roadblocks to success medical setbacks technological shortcomings government regulations are immense Still Bud and his associates persist finding inspiration in the unlikeliest of places A field beside the Nile irrigated by an Archimedes screw A hardware store in Brisbane Australia A seedy bar on the wrong side of Houston Until post WWII heart surgery Citizens and Paupers did not exist Ticker provides a riveting history of the pioneers who gave their all to the courageous process of cutting into the only organ humans cannot live without Heart surgeons Michael DeBakey and Denton Cooley whose feudominated the Bargaining for Brooklyn dramatic beginnings of heart surgery Christian Barnaard who changed the world overnight by performing the first heart transplant Inventor Robert Jarvik whose artificial heart made patient Barney Clark a worldwide symbol of both the brilliant promise of technology and theevastating