Friday, September 17, 2010

Healing Hearts

Healing Hearts: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon
by Kathy Magliato [Biography Magliato]

Magliato is a female heart surgeon also trained to perform heart transplants. This is the story of how she made it through college and medical school, and how she navigates the high-pressure, highly demanding, male-dominated world of surgeons and especially heart-surgeons. She writes frankly about the sexism and sexual harassment she faced, and that all female doctors endure. We meet many of her patients and follow their stories. As expected you will shed a few tears and cheer at the successes. We watch while she juggles family and career while married to a liver transplant surgeon. Included in an appendix are the 'numbers' one should achieve for a healthy heart, and a list of symptoms of a heart attack. While reading this book you'll appreciate your heart more and become motivated to take better care of it. -- recommended by Charlotte K. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ publisher's official Healing Hearts web site ] | [ official Kathy Magliato web site ]

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