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A Surgeon's Life - Ferdinand Sauerbruch

André Deutsch [Andre Deutsch], 1956, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the head of the spine and top corners. Leans. Slight bow to the book. Tanning to the blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.

The English translation of “Das war mein Leben” — Kindlcr & Schiermeyer Vcrlag. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “A great surgeon’s life will always fascinate laymen, for to achieve such greatness a man must have qualities of character which cannot fail to attract: assurance, courage, imagination and, to a certain extent, ruthlessness. Often he holds the balance between life and death literally in his hands. He will know a great many people, both humble and famous, and he will know them almost as a priest knows them in the confessional. All this is true of Ferdinand Sauerbruch, who was, for nearly half a century, the greatest of all Continental surgeons, and whose daring experiments first made it possible to open the chest cavity and operate on the heart and lungs.
Size: 8½" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 297
Translator: Fernand G. Renier & Anne Cliff

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