Friday, October 2, 2009

Book Giveaway: Cheating Death by Sanjay Gupta, MD

Anna and Hatchette Book Group are sponsoring a giveaway of 5 copies of Sanjay Gupta's book, Cheating Death. Thanks so much, Anna and Hatchette for this generous giveaway.

Most of us are familiar with Sanjay Gupta because of his show on CNN. Sanjay Gupta, MD, is a practicing neurosurgeon at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

About the Book, courtesy of the publisher:

An unborn baby with a fatal heart defect . . . a skier submerged for an hour in a frozen Norwegian lake . . . a comatose brain surgery patient whom doctors have declared a "vegetable."

Twenty years ago all of them would have been given up for dead, with no realistic hope for survival. But today, thanks to incredible new medical advances, each of these individuals is alive and well . . .Cheating Death.

In this riveting book, Dr. Sanjay Gupta-neurosurgeon, chief medical correspondent for CNN, and bestselling author-chronicles the almost unbelievable science that has made these seemingly miraculous recoveries possible. A bold new breed of doctors has achieved amazing rescues by refusing to accept that any life is irretrievably lost. Extended cardiac arrest, "brain death," not breathing for over an hour-all these conditions used to be considered inevitably fatal, but they no longer are. Today, revolutionary advances are blurring the traditional line between life and death in fascinating ways.

Drawing on real-life stories and using his unprecedented access to the latest medical research, Dr. Gupta dramatically presents exciting accounts of how pioneering physicians and researchers are altering our understanding of how the human body functions when it comes to survival-and why more and more patients who once would have died are now alive. From experiments with therapeutic hypothermia to save comatose stroke or heart attack victims to lifesaving operations in utero to the study of animal hibernation to help wounded soldiers on far-off battlefields, these remarkable case histories transform and enrich all our assumptions about the true nature of death and life.

CONTEST DETAILS

To enter, please tell us about your favorite doctor character on TV, in a book, or in a movie. Medical examiners and psychologists qualify as well.

Rules:

Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address and answer, no entry. The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on November 15, 2009.

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!


46 comments:

  1. My favorite doctor is Barney Livingston from Erich Segal's book, Doctors.

    Bea

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  2. Ben Casey, from a TV series oh so many years ago.

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  3. My favorite doctor on television is House
    kathydetweiler at gmail.com

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  4. I like Jack from Lost.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

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  5. I second Kathy. Dr. House, MD is my favorite.

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  6. Please enter me. My fav doc is House. But I am not sure I would really want him as my real doctor.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  7. I have several series that I follow involving doctors; I follow Patricia Cornwell's series involving a pathologist and I follow Johnathan Kellerman's series involving a psycharatrist.

    enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

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  8. I like J.D. from "Scrubs."

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  9. I love House!

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  10. Hands down, Dr. Gregory House!

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  11. My favorite doctor character would have to be Dr Hannibal Lecter. What amazing acting from Anthony Hopkins. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Honestly the first thing that came to mind was, "I'm a doctor not a physicist!" :)

    And although I do like the doctor from Star Trek, my favorite would have to be Hawkeye Pierce from MASH.

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  13. Definitely Dr. Green from ER!!!

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  14. My favorite character is Jace from Mortal Instruments book series... *sigh*

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  15. oh i have to go with House!!!(tv show)

    thanks

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  16. House...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  17. Just found out today that my dad was in this book. I would love a copy!! So I would say.. my favorite doctor in a book would be my father, Dr. Michael Kellum.
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  18. My favorite is Dr. Temperance Brennan from Bones. :0)

    Thanks!
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  19. JACK SHEPHARD (Matthew Fox)
    Lost

    is the best doctor

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  20. JACK SHEPHARD (Matthew Fox) Lost

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  21. My favorite is Jack from Lost. Thank you for this nice giveaway.

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  22. My favorite is Dr. Albert Schweitzer from the old movie, "It's Midnight, Doctor". His humanity and artistic talent impressed me no end.

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  23. kteckardt@yahoo.comOctober 12, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    Dr. Tom Dooley because he was a missionary. I saw a documentary about him and I fell in love with his generosity of spirit, his work that consumed him that he could not turn away from. That passion for wellness, for helping others, for keeping an open mind--that's the bottom medical line. Also, Dr. Jeffrey J. Eckardt, UCLA Ortho Oncology, whom I was formerly married to, and who reminded of Tom Dooley.

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  24. Definitely Gregory House! Hot and brilliant!

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  25. Shawna Lewis
    weloveourdogs@juno.com

    Oh My favorite Dr. has to be Mark Greene (Anthony Edwards)on the hit T.T. show ER. I just love everything about him!!!
    Thanks for this amazing chance to win this wonderful book!!!

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  26. Dr Gregory House from House. The sarcasim is priceless. I love that he has depth and it's not just about looks.....although, his looks are a big plus. Thanks for the chance
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  27. My favourite doctor is Christina Yang from Greys Anatomy. shrimi.sinha@gmail.com

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  28. My favorite is DOOGIE HOWSER, MD.

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  29. My favorite is DOOGIE HOWSER, MD.

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  30. My favorite is DOOGIE HOWSER, MD.

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  31. The doctor from MASH-but I have to give one of doctor's credit-no matter how often I cry-he does have patience with me and I appreciate it.

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  32. I like watching Hugh Laurie on House.I have cheated death thousands of times and still cheat death since I was 9 yrs old.The doctors told my parents I would not live to be 13 yrs old and I am going to be 31 yrs old.I like medical shows that make me laugh, it helps me to hang in there a little longer.Anna V. ban_annie@live.com

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  33. No, sorry, you've been misinformed, and its tragic. What Gupta calls "brain death" in his book is actually vegetative state, and the two are completely different. See, for instance, http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/coma/coma.htm
    Responsible physicians and medical educators have tried for decades to explain the difference so that families with loved ones declared brain dead don't have to spend days believing that they can be cured, or that evil doctors are trying to steal their organs. The story of Mark Ragucci in chapter 5 of the book is simply ignorant. Ragucci was never declared brain dead. He was diagnosed as being in a vegetative state.

    People are going to suffer and die because of this stupidity. The primary fear preventing permission for organ donation is that doctors will withhold treatment so they can take your organs. Myths of rising from brain death will be kept alive by this book for decades, and children, women, and men, of all races and incomes, will die needlessly.

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  34. My favourite would be Dr. Mark Green from ER without a doubt.

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  35. My favorite is Marcus Welby, M.D. Remember him? juswishen@sbcglobal.net

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  36. Patricia Cornwall's character Kay Scarpetta is my favorite medical professional character.

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  37. I'm going to have to go with House;-)
    amanda
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  38. i like dr house md, he is cranky, brilliant and funny. plus, he's goodlooking!

    rosario
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  39. fave would have to be House
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

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  40. Dr. Shepard from Grey's Anatomy.
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  41. Dr. Zachary Smith from 'Lost In Space'...
    ray4237@bellsouth.net

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  42. Dr Kildare from old TV days. walkerd@primus.ca

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  43. I like Jonathan Kellerman's psychologist. walkermisc@primus.ca

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  44. I used to watch reruns of M.A.S.H. all the time, so one of my favorite TV Drs is Hawkeye Pierce. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  45. I like Sandra Oh in Grey's Anatomy

    r_lapus at yahoo.com

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  46. I love House and ER's Dr. Carter! :)
    (email address in profile)

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