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Publisher's Summary

The Work of Human Hands is a timeless medical journey through pioneering surgeon Dr. Hardy Hendren's legendary operating room that the Los Angeles Times called "impossible to forget".
Set at Boston Children's Hospital, which U.S. News & World Report consistently rates as America's best children's hospital, The Work of Human Hands is available now for the first time in audio. The new edition includes a fresh introduction and a greatly expanded epilogue updating readers on Hendren and patient Lucy Moore today.
The central narrative remains an epic story of struggle against seemingly impossible odds as Hendren faces one of his biggest challenges: Lucy Moore, a 14-month-old girl born with life-threatening defects of the heart, central nervous system and genitourinary system. Before Hendren, surgeons regarded Lucy's condition as fatal.
But at the hands of master surgeon Hendren, she will go on to lead a normal life. And Hendren is aided in that quest by Aldo R. Castaneda, the pioneering cardiac surgeon, and R. Michael Scott, the internationally renowned neurosurgeon. Hendren, Castaneda, and Scott are all affiliated with the Harvard Medical School. The Work of Human Hands is also the story of a revered hospital, its lore, its people and their remarkable accomplishments - an example of the best of health care in America. Poignant and dramatic, lively and engrossing, with breathtaking insight into the craft of surgery, The Work of Human Hands is medical and literary journalism at its best.
©2012 G. Wayne Miller (P)2012 David N. Wilson
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By Joan on 06-28-13

Not a great listen

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I'm not sure!

Would you be willing to try another book from G. Wayne Miller? Why or why not?

yea, I would give it another go - would not judge author solely on this book

What aspect of Rich Germaine’s performance might you have changed?

The tone of voice it was practically monotone all the way through

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I think if it had been read by someone with a bit more passion it might have come across as more riveting - the stories are good.

Any additional comments?

would be wary of purchasing another book by this author but will not say never again.

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