Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hatchette Audio Book Giveaway of Sanjay Gupta's Chasing Death: The Doctors and the Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for generously sponsoring this giveaway of 3 copies of Sanjay Gupta's newest book Cheating Death: The Doctors and the Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds. Listen to an excerpt.


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.

About the Author, courtesy of the Publisher:

Sanjay Gupta, MD is a practicing neurosurgeon at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He is a columnist for TIME magazine, Chief Medical Correspondent at CNN, a contributor to 60 Minutes and appears regularly on the CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric. Gupta is the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Life.

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The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on November 27, 2009. Thank you so much, Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!

45 comments:

  1. It's fascinating to hear about medical marvels and saving infants' lives. It restores our faith in medicine and medical progress. That's why I'd like to hear the audiobook.

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  3. I would like to add the book to my classroom collection as a means of inspiring my students to greatness. It would make a nice companion to With Gifted Hand.
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  16. What a miracle the human body is - I would love to read/listen this one : D

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  18. I would love this I find this type of story to be very inspiring --reminds me how precious life is.
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  19. I want this book because it sounds like a great way to get away.

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  24. I saw Dr. Gupta on Larry King Live last month and was impressed. This book will be a lifesaver for our family!

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  26. I believe in medical miracles and would like to read his new book.

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  27. Makes you realize the impossible can be.
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  28. I would so love to win and read this book. I work at a hospital (switchboard operator) but I know that this is very interesting.

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  29. I am also a follower via Google Reader.

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  31. I would love to win this book. I am going to medical school next year and love to read anything medically related. Thanks!

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  35. The study of the human body has always fascinated me. Now that I have three autoimmune diseases with no cure at the present time, it is exciting for me to keep reading these stories that show that there will someday be a cure. We no longer have some diseases due to these medical advancements.

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  36. I am a follower.

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  38. Near death experiences sound interesting. walkerd@primus.ca

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  39. Sounds like a fascinating book!

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  40. Near death experiences is an interesting topic. walkerd at primus dot ca

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  41. This sounds very interesting--near death experiences. walkermisc@primus.ca

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  42. I would love to listen to this book!
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  43. I'm new to this site, and your book giveaway sounds great! Please enter me. Thank you.
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  44. I'd like to read this book because I've also cheated death.

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