Stephen Westaby: Fragile Lives

7:30pm - 8:30pm - Friday 16 June

£8 / £6
QUAD, DE1 3AS

A slip of the hand and life ebbs away. The balance between life and death is so delicate, and the heart surgeon walks that tightrope between the two.

Fragile Lives: A Heart Surgeon’s Stories of Life and Death, is The Sunday Times best-selling memoir by Professor Stephen Westaby, one of the world’s most eminent heart surgeons. He has saved hundreds of lives, performing over 11,000 heart operations over the course of a thirty-five year career in several of the UK’s top hospitals. In his astounding memoir, he details some of his most remarkable and poignant cases. Fragile Lives offers an exceptional insight into the exhilarating and sometimes tragic world of heart surgery, and how it feels to hold someone’s life in your hands.

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