Exhale by David Weill, M.D. audiobook

Exhale: Hope, Healing, and Life in Transplant

By David Weill, M.D.

Recorded Books Inc. 9781642937602

Unabridged

Format : MP3 CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 05/11/2021

    ISBN: 9781665086370

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Exhale is the riveting memoir of a top transplant doctor who rode the emotional rollercoaster of losing and saving lives—up until the point when it was time for him to get out.

A young father with a rare form of lung cancer who has been turned down for a transplant by several hospitals. A kid who was considered not “smart enough” to be worthy of a transplant. A young mother dying on the waiting list in front of her two small children. A father losing his oldest daughter after a transplant goes awry. The nights waiting for donor lungs to become available, understanding that someone needed to die so that another patient could live.

These are some of the stories in Exhale, a memoir about Dr. Weill’s ten years spent directing the lung transplant program at Stanford. Through these stories, he shows not only the miracle of transplantation, but also how it is a very human endeavor performed by people with strengths and weaknesses, powerful attributes, and profound flaws.

Exhale is an inside look at the world of high-stakes medicine, complete with the decisions that are confronted, the mistakes that are made, and the story of a transplant doctor’s slow recognition that he needed to step away from the front lines. This book is an exploration of holding on too tight, of losing one’s way, and of the power of another kind of decision—to leave behind everything for a fresh start.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English