A presentation copy to the British heart surgeon Ben Milstein from the American heart surgeon M. Terry McEnany with his inscription on the fep. - "To Ben Milstein, memories of an old friend, From Terry McEnany, August, 1974." - together with an inserted letter from McEnany to Milstein relating to the gift of the book. Also on fep. is an inscription from the subject of the book(Dr, Denton Cooley): "8.20.87 - To Ben (and Margaret) with sincerest best wishes and affection , Denton". "The dimensions of Dr. Cooley's genius simply overwhelm our ordinary notions of the modern doctor's role. His achievements in open-heart surgery are more than technological marvels - they are intrusions into the no-man's land between life and death, Intrusions breathtaking in their audacity. Harry Minetree has had the imagination to follow and define the doctor's great career, giving full value to the eerie shadow cast by the figure of such a hero of our times."
First Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; gilt titles spine; light brown e/p's.; bound in brown cloth but with a band of green cloth at top edge; illustrated by b/w. drawings on pages 274 through 286 from 'Surgical Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease' by Herbert R. Smith"; includes index; slight bumping to corners.
Author Minetree, Harry
Binding Hardcover (Original Brown Cloth)
Publisher Harper's Magazine Press; New York
Condition Very Good Condition in V/G. Dust Jacket