How Death Becomes Life

by Joshua Mezrich | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
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Journal Entry 1 by -Xerxes- on Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Gripping and evocative, How Death Becomes Life takes us inside the operating room and presents the stark dilemmas that transplant surgeons must face daily:
How much risk should a healthy person be allowed to take to save someone she loves?
Should a patient suffering from alcoholism receive a healthy liver?

The human story behind the most exceptional medicine of our time and it is a poignant reminder that a life lost can also offer the hope of a new beginning.

Leading transplant surgeon Dr Joshua Mezrich creates life from loss, moving organs from one body to another. In this intimate, profoundly moving work, he examines more than one hundred years of remarkable medical breakthroughs, connecting this fascinating history with the stories of his own patients.

Journal Entry 2 by -Xerxes- at 1 Darling Island in Pyrmont, New South Wales Australia on Saturday, December 2, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (12/2/2023 UTC) at 1 Darling Island in Pyrmont, New South Wales Australia


This is a very engaging book. The author is a transplant surgeon & writes about the history of the field as well as his own practising experience. He speaks of some very serious & life threatening medical situations as seemingly commonplace in his line of work, & it makes you feel very grateful for life & for the regular function of your various organs.

The substantial medical advancements in the field over the last few decades are quite extraordinary, one feels great respect & admiration for the people who practise & contribute to saving & improving so many people’s lives.

The book also raises interesting social questions including the prioritisation of organ recipients, & the morality of medical experimentation.

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