Courage to Heal

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AuthorHouse, Dec 1, 2006 - Fiction - 277 pages
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Who was the most influential physician of the twentieth century? Jonas Salk? Christian Barnard? Benjamin Spock? Set in a world of iron lungs and the Great Depression, when women and babies are dying in poorly run charity hospitals, Courage to Heal is based on the true story of a young surgeon, Sidney Garfield, who along with the twentieth century's boldest industrialist, Henry Kaiser, changes the face of American medicine. Garfield is brought to life in this story of an intransigent physician, his fight to provide health care to all, and his smoldering love affair with a beautiful nurse who marries the man determined to defeat him. The New York Times and NBC Nightly News call Garfield's legacy the "future of American Health Care." Courage to Heal won first place fiction at the Asilomar Writers' Conference in Northern California, a group that includes NY Times bestselling authors Fannie Flag and Susan Vreeland. All proceeds from the sale of this novel will be donated to the Sidney Garfield Memorial Fund and to the Permanente Federation to continue Dr. Garfield's legacy by encouraging innovation that will improve health care for all. VISIT ONLINE AT WWW.COURAGETOHEAL.ORG

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