The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center
by Charles R. Morris
I want to first start off this review by saying that this is a well-written book. The bits of the book that I enjoyed I really enjoyed, the other parts (mostly the financial stuff), I didn’t find as interesting.
This isn’t the fault of the author, I’m just not much into finance. Yeah, I know. I should be, but honestly, reading about financial stuff isn’t what I’m about and a good portion of this book discusses the financial side of running a hospital, developing medical devices, etc. This just isn’t my bag.
What I did enjoy is following the heart surgeons of the famed Columbia-Presbyterian hospital in New York City. One of the surgeons is Doctor Mehmet Oz who currently has a daytime show intermixing good medical advice with that of a dubious nature.
This book is great if you want a good feel of what cardiac surgeons do and what it takes to run such a prestigious program.
I give this book a solid 4/5 stars. Well worth reading if the subject interests you.