During February we feature resources to keep your heart happy and healthy, so check our lobby display often for updates. This week we shine a spotlight on The Heart Healers : The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels who created the greatest medical breakthrough of our lives, by James Forrester
At one time, heart disease was a death sentence.
In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiologist Dr. James Forrester tells the story of the mavericks and rebels who defied the accumulated medical wisdom of the day to begin conquering heart disease.
By the middle of the 20th century, heart disease was killing millions and, as with the Black Death centuries before, physicians stood helpless. Visionaries, though, had begun to make strides earlier.
Dr. Forrester tells the story of these rebels and the risks they took with their own lives and the lives of others to heal the most elemental of human organs–the heart. The result is a compelling chronicle of a disease and its cure, a disease that is still with us, but one that is slowly being worn away by The Heart Healers”.