Close to the Sun by Stuart Jamieson Review 2019
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Taut, elegantly written, and ever-attentive to the patients for whom he was the last best chance, Close to the Sun is an adventurous, riveting account based on the experience of over 40,000 heart surgeries, where everything was on the line every moment in the O.R.
Stuart Jamieson has lived two lives. One began in heat and dust. In the summers he escaped to fish on crocodile-infested rivers and explore the African bush. As a teenager, an apprenticeship with one of Africa’s most fabled trackers taught Jamieson how to deal with dangerous game and even more dangerous poachers, lessons that would later serve him well in the high-stakes career he chose.
Jamieson’s second life unfolded when he went to London to study medicine during the turbulent 1960s, Close to the Sun by Stuart Jamieson Review 2019 leaving behind the only home he knew as it descended into revolution. It was a fraught time. For patients with terminal heart disease, heart transplants were the new hope. But poor outcomes had all but ended the procedure.
In 1978 Jamieson came to America and to Stanford—the only cardiac center in the world doing heart transplants successfully. Stuart Jamieson’s story is the story of four decades of advances in heart surgery.
About the Author
Stuart Jamieson’s research at Stanford University in the late 1970s revolutionized heart transplantation through the development of the anti-rejection drug cyclosporin, which also made lung transplantation possible. Named a “Living Legend” by the World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, he is the author of two books and more than 500 scientific papers, including the original descriptions of the techniques used for both heart/lung and double lung transplantation.
Away from the hospital, Dr. Jamieson is a cattle rancher and commercial helicopter pilot, and collects and studies ancient medical manuscripts and antique watches.
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