The Misfits, Mavericks, and Rebels Who Created the Greatest Medical Breakthrough of Our Lives
Author: James Forrester, M.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
At one time, heart disease was a death sentence. In The Heart Healers, world renowned cardiac surgeon 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. On Sept. 7, 1895, Ludwig Rehn successfully sutured the heart of a living man with a knife wound to the chest for the first time. Once it was deemed possible to perform surgery on the heart, others followed. In 1929, Dr. Werner Forssman inserted a cardiac catheter in his own arm and forced the x-ray technician on duty to take a photo as he successfully threaded it down the vein into his own heart...and lived. On June 6, 1944 - D-Day - another momentous event occurred far from the Normandy beaches: Dr. Dwight Harken sutured the shrapnel-injured heart of a young soldier, saved his life and the term "cardiac surgeon" born. 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".
In this new book, the third in the trilogy that began with The Magus of Strovolos and Homage to the Sun, Markides continues his fascinating pursuit of the mystical teachings of Daskalos and Kostas, two Greek Cypriot healers and masters of metaphysical knowledge.
Soulene, a novice healer living in Medieval Aquitaine, continues her adventures in Book II of the Soulene Trilogy. As Soulene’s healing skills increase, the young healer is given more responsibility. She takes on the role of mentor to an orphaned young girl with a very special gift. Soulene also becomes an assistant midwife, and helps bring a royal baby into the world! Later, she travels with her horse and two dogs, Henri and Marchand, to an apprenticeship in Colmar. The remote town on the German border is experiencing an outbreak of a terrifying new illness. Can Soulene help solve the mystery of the disease, and save the stricken townsfolk? Meanwhile, Soulene continues a correspondence with the handsome knight Sir Charles -- but will it ever develop into something serious? Soulene: The Art of the Red Heart Healers is the second book in the Soulene Trilogy. In telling the story of the teenage healer, author Ursula Pearson weaves a rich portrait of life in Medieval France. To learn more about Soulene, visit soulene.com.
This absorbing and poignant book is not merely the story of one writer's flawed heart. It is a history of cardiac medicine, a candid personal journey, and a profound reflection on mortality. Born in 1966 with a congenital heart defect known as the tetralogy of Fallot, Gabriel Brownstein entered the world just as doctors were learning to operate on conditions like his. He received a life-saving surgery at five years old, and since then has ridden wave after wave of medical innovation, a series of interventions that have kept his heart beating. The Open Heart Club is both a memoir of a life on the edge of medicine's reach and a history of the remarkable people who have made such a life possible. It begins with the visionary anatomists of the seventeenth century, tells the stories of the doctors (all women) who invented pediatric cardiology, and includes the lives of patients and physicians struggling to understand the complexities of the human heart. The Open Heart Club is a riveting work of compassionate storytelling, a journey into the dark hinterlands between sickness and health lit by bright moments of humor and inspiration.
HEART CENTERED HEALING helps readers discover how broken hearts, sick souls and defeated spirits can impact physical healing. Learn how past life experiences, pre-incarnation agreements, and whether or not an individual's soul and heart are emotionally healthy enough to accept a healing, can impact wellness. While not everyone can and should be healed, the book outlines how to use conversation, touch, intuitive tools and proper intent to bring about miraculous healing benefits. Whether the reader feels called to be a healer or has been seeking healing themselves, they will find some of the Biblical-based healing practices and prophesies about encouraging new treatments, inventions and medical breakthroughs outlined in the book fascinating.
Inspired Ideas, Wisdom and Comfort from Today's Leading Voices
Author: Dawson Church
Publisher: Elite Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Heart of the New Healer is a compilation of original essays from many of today's leaders in the healing arts. Both world-famous authorities, and intriguing new voices, are combined in this unique survey assembled by award-winning editor Dawson Church.Fifteen years ago, Dawson edited a best-selling book called The Heart of the Healer (New American Library, 1989). It was an influential book, reviewed in Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal and many other places, excerpted in the LA Times and other national media, and used by many colleges as a supplementary text.Now, Heart of the New Healer surveys some of the most fascinating healers and thinkers of a new generation. From the most cutting-edge scientific studies to ancient techniques like Hindu Pranic healing, with humor, wisdom, and vast experience, the authors chart the seismic changes that are radically reshaping our society's concept of health. If you want to know where the future of health care is headed, or get a spectrum of brilliant and current perspectives and practices to support your personal health, this book is essential reading.
The Definitive Guide to Discovering the Year's Best Books
Author: Bill Ott
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
Category: Best books
The predecessor to Booklist's guide to the year's best books, this source contains reviews and recommendations by Booklist magazine editors on over 1,000 titles published in 1990. Fiction and nonfiction books are arranged under 26 subject headings.
Citing additional near-miraculous cures using Energy Healing techniques, the authors of The Afterlife Experiments and The G.O.D. Experiments evaluate the healing capabilities of homeopathy and prayer while discussing how everyday people can use energy to positively influence the world. Reprint.
In a collection of reflections, dialogues, history, and travelogue, an authority in Christian mysticism examines the spiritual traditions, ritual, and practice of Greek Orthodoxy and the role of Orthodox spirituality in a complex, modern world.