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Eugene Braunwald and the Rise of Modern Medicine
  1. Catherine M Otto
  1. Correspondence to Catherine M Otto, University of Washington, Division of Cardiology, Seattle, Washington, US;

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Thomas H Lee. Published by Harvard University Press, 2013. Hardback, 400 pages. ISBN: 978-0674724976, £25.95.

In this biography of one of the greatest leaders in modern cardiology, Thomas Lee places the details of Eugene Braunwald's career in the context of the major advances in cardiovascular medicine over the past 70 years. This dual personal and global perspective provides an inspirational story of personal achievement, as well as illustrating the major paradigm changes that occurred in cardiovascular research, clinical care and medical education over this time period. For those of us who lived through some of those years, this book encapsulates the changes we experienced and reminds us how much cardiovascular medicine has changed – very little of …

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