Close To The Sun

by Stuart Jamieson
Close To The Sun
  • ISBN-13: 9781948122320
  • Author(s): Stuart Jamieson
  • Subject: Biography: science, technology & medicine
  • Publisher: Simon And Schuster Group USA
  • Imprint: Rosetta Books
  • Publication Date: 12-03-2019
  • Format: h/b

Availability: In stock

£24.99
Stuart Jamieson has lived two lives. Born to British ex-pats in colonial Africa, Jamieson was sent at the age of eight to a local boarding school, where heartless instructors bullied and tormented their students. Jamieson's second life unfolded when he went to London to study medicine during the 60s, where he advanced quickly in the still-new field of open-heart surgery. In 1978 Jamieson came to America and to Stanford - the only place doing heart transplants successfully. Here, his pioneering work on the drug cyclosporin would help to make heart transplantation a routine life-saving operation, still in practice today.
About the book

Stuart Jamieson has lived two lives. Born to British ex-pats in colonial Africa, Jamieson was sent at the age of eight to a local boarding school, where heartless instructors bullied and tormented their students. Jamieson's second life unfolded when he went to London to study medicine during the 60s, where he advanced quickly in the still-new field of open-heart surgery. In 1978 Jamieson came to America and to Stanford - the only place doing heart transplants successfully. Here, his pioneering work on the drug cyclosporin would help to make heart transplantation a routine life-saving operation, still in practice today.