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Author Cooley, Denton A., 1920-2016.

Title 100,000 hearts : a surgeon's memoir / Denton A. Cooley.

Published Austin, Tex. : Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed H  617.412092 COOL    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xv, 267 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents My roots -- Boyhood friends and activities -- "This, my friend, it the UT" -- Becoming a doctor -- The dawn of heart surgery -- Army doctor -- Residency at Hopkins -- A year at the Brompton -- Pioneering cardiovascular surgery -- Opening up the heart -- An institute for the heart -- Transplanting hearts -- The total artificial heart -- The "Cooley Hilton" and beyond -- On being a surgeon -- Private life -- Reconciliation with Mike -- Summing up -- Appendic A : Glossary -- Appendix B : Personal contributions to cardiovascular surgery -- Appendix C : Surgical inventions and products -- Appendix D : Selected publications -- Appendix E : Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society -- Appendix F : Curriculum Vitae -- Index.
Summary Pioneering surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley performed his first human heart transplant in 1968 and astounded the world in 1969 when he was the first surgeon to successfully implant a totally artificial heart in a human being. Over the course of his career, Cooley and his associates have performed thousands of open heart operations and have been forerunners in implementing new surgical procedures. Of all his achievements, however, Cooley is most proud of the Texas Heart Institute, which he founded in 1962 with a mission to use education, research, and improved patient care to decrease the devastating effects of cardiovascular disease. In his new memoir, 100,000 Hearts, Cooley tells about his childhood in Houston and his experiences as a basketball scholarship recipient at the University of Texas. After medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and Johns Hopkins, Cooley served in the Army Medical Corps. While at Johns Hopkins, Cooley assisted in a groundbreaking operation to correct an infant's congenital heart defect, which inspired him to specialize in heart surgery. Cooley's detailed descriptions of what it was like to be in the operating room at crucial points in medical history offer a fascinating perspective on how far medical science has progressed in just a few decades. Dr. Denton Cooley and the Texas Heart Institute are responsible for much of that progress.
Other author Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
Subject Cooley, Denton A., 1920-2016.
Heart surgeons -- United States -- Biography.
Variant Title One hundred thousand hearts.
Hundred thousand hearts.
ISBN 9780976669777 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0976669773 (hbk. : alk. paper)