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Inhaltsangabe: Paul Heiney describes here how one man - defiant, ingenious and stubborn - worked under impossible conditions in a country under the merciless occupation of Nazism to solve the problem of kidney failure and to change the course of human history. That man was Willem Kolff, aged 88 at the time of this book's publication. Tormented by the unnecessary deaths from kidney failure, Kolff determined to use mechanical ingenuity to purify blood. Working with sausage skins and an improbable collection of parts scavenged from factories under the nose of the German occupying forces, he completed the first kidney machine in 1944. It was a milestone in medical history: it is estimated that as many as half a million people in the world today owe their lives to this single invention. Kolff continued his career with pioneering work on the artificial heart. This book, written with Dr Kolff's closest co-operation and family records, celebrates that central story of courage and obsession, and its journey from the old, war-torn world to the new. It explains the science in accessible terms, and explores some of the human stories which developed along the way: the lives prolonged, new chances given to patients as the age of transplantation dawned, and the relationship between medical scientists and the army of technicians who make possible that strangest of 20th-century treatments - the circulation and purifying of the blood outside the human body.
Über den Autor: Paul Heiney is a well-known writer, broadcaster and journalist. His wide-ranging television credits include That's Life, Radio 1's Newsbeat, Radio 4's Today programme and continues to write for the Times. He is the author of several books including Pulling Punches (Methuen 1990), Home Farm (Dorling Kindersley, 1998), and two novels.
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1491569456834
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, Stroud, 2002. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Book condition: VG/Fine. Dustjacket: VG with very slight curl to edges; price intact. A bright copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010151
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing, London, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. 232 pages plus 8 pages of B&W photographs. The extraordinary story of one many - Willlem Kolff, who worked under impossible conditions in a country under Nazi occupation to solve the problem of kidney failure, finally inventing and perfecting the kidney machine, a machine that has literally changed the course of millions of lives throughout the world. A vivid account of the life of a brilliant and very brave scientist. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7652
Buchbeschreibung Sutton, 2002. No Binding. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 232pp, price clipped, no inscriptions, illustrated, slight rubbing to edges of wrapper but no tears. Overall a very nice condition copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016425
Buchbeschreibung Sutton First VG/VG 232pp 8 5 x 5 5 445g, 2002. The book tells the story of how one man, defiant, ingenious and stuborn, worked under impossible conditions in a country under Nazi occupation to solve the problem of kidney failure and change the course of millions of lives. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 15875
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0750928948I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 750928948
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0750928948
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-159-84-3412703
Buchbeschreibung Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020750928948