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Product Description Review "We read so many accounts of freak accidents and rare diseases bringing misery into the lives of people who deserve better. That is why it was so refreshing so soul-restoring to read these accounts of near tragedies that were prevented by human efforts good will and caring." Rabbi Harold Kushner author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good People" and "Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life" " "Miracles We Have Seen opens a window into the complex world of the art and the science of medicine for all to see the compassionate miracles dispensed there. Take a good look . . . you will be inspired!" Richard Carmona MD MPH FACS 17th Surgeon General of the United States" 'These stories by doctors who are true healers have moved me to tears and opened my heart. Each like the great doctor-writer Chekhov brings to medicine a sense of compassion deep vulnerability love and hope for those who suffer and the ability to acknowledge that human life is a precious gift.' Ruth Behar author of "Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys " and the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology University of Michigan" "A beautifully written collection from physicians witnessing the mystery and power of the human body and spirit in the most extreme circumstances. This is a unique contribution that will inspire and edify." Jerome Groopman MD Recanati Professor Harvard Medical School New Yorker staff writer and co-author with Dr. Pamela Hartzband of the "New York Times" bestseller "Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You"" "These stories by doctors who are true healers have moved me to tears and opened my heart. Each like the great doctor-writer Chekhov brings to medicine a sense of compassion deep vulnerability love and hope for those who suffer and the ability to acknowledge that human life is a precious gift." Ruth Behar author of "Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys " and the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology University of Michigan" "Doctors tell the human side of medicine in these stories revealing the heart and soul that go into truly 'caring' care." Jimmie C. Holland MD Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center author of "The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope Coping with Uncertainty"" "In an age of technology and indifference these remarkable essays inspire wonder awe and a sense of pride of being human. They demonstrate that the miracle of miracles is that they do happen when health professionals combine their medical skills with unrelenting devotion to the art of healing." Bernard Lown MD Emeritus Professor of Medicine Harvard School of Public Health Emeritus Senior Medical Attending Brigham and Women's Hospital founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility (1961) recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1985) on behalf of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War" "As a witness to one of the miracles recounted in this uplifting book I welcome Dr. Rotbart's extraordinary collection of compelling testimonies from leading physicians. Take a look and have your faith in God and in his agents of healing doctors renewed!" Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York" "These stories are remarkable surprising inspiring and full of joy and awe. The voices of these doctors remind us as they remind themselves of how much we have to learn from the people we care for and of the importance of acknowledging the elements of good luck science care coincidence and wonder." Perri Klass MD Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics and Director Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York University" "For patients their families and all the rest of us "Miracles We Have Seen" is a welcome reminder that even the most dire diagnoses can have happy endings thanks to the inspiring dedication of doctors." Diane Debrovner Deputy Editor "Parents" Magazine " "Deeply moving and eloquently written this remarkable collection reminds us how the art and science of medicine intersect with good luck coincidence and the unfathomable. For physicians these essays call to mind our own stories that inspired us toward the healing of our patients." Jeremy A. Lazarus MD past President American Medical Association" "The art of medicine involves empathy and communicating with families in a very personal way. The science of medicine requires understanding how evidence from well-designed research transforms patient care. The vignettes in this book are at the interface between the art and science. They touch our human spirit in such a profound and inspirational way. This remarkable book shows the humility with which medicine should be practiced and how fortunate physicians are to have such meaningful experiences." Stephen Berman MD past President American Academy of Pediatrics; Director Center for Global Health Colorado School of Public Health; Professor University of Colorado School of Medicine and School of Public Health" "These powerful and true stories by physicians offer hope from where faith intersects with science and real healing begins." Jeffrey J. Cain MD past President American Academy of Family Physicians" "These fascinating and inspiring stories reinforce the remarkable things that medical care can do as well as what is out of our control as clinicians. They remind us of the limits of our knowledge just as they keep us in awe of the unpredictability of human illness and health." Steven E. Weinberger MD Executive Vice President and CEO American College of Physicians" "The drive to understand cause and effect is central to human nature. But so too is awe in the face of mystery fate and the ineffable. The kaleidoscopic collection of stories that fills this volume evokes such awe. Miracles of life and death viewed through the lens of medical science make our lives richer for all that cannot be explained for the wonder of that which is just beyond our grasp." Larry Kramer President The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation former Dean Stanford Law School" "A remarkable volume of essays detailing prolonged effort and novel therapies leading to miraculous outcomes. Empathic care co-produced by extraordinary teams of medical professionals their patients and families. Every page speaks 'gratitude.' These stories will contribute powerfully to cures and equally to cures of burn-out and despair." Richard I. Levin MD President and CEO The Arnold P. Gold Foundation; Emeritus Professor of Medicine New York and McGill Universities" "At a time when the labor of the ideal physician is described as routinized and industrialized standard work leading to standard outcomes these stories inspire. These wise physicians remind us that we are at our best when we are open to the surprises the graces and even the miracles that occur when we are present for the ill." Abraham M. Nussbaum MD MTS Chief Education Officer Denver Health Associate Director of Medical Education Department of Psychiatry University of Colorado and author of "The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine"" "The remarkable stories from "Miracles We Have Seen" will stay with you long after you have put the book down. You will be moved to tears and share in the joy and sometimes sorrow experienced by the dedicated doctors who deal with life-and-death issues every day. Modern medicine goes far beyond technology; it is the human factor and the personal relationships that make all the difference. The resilience of the patients the determination of the doctors and their medical teams and the serendipitous timing of events that can unexpectedly change an outcome will leave you with a sense of awe and optimism." Jack Canfield co-creator of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series and creator of "The Success Principles Series"" "Miracles are all around we just need to pause and be still and recognize them. This book is a testament to the medical miracles that happen every day when skill science and spirituality meet." Rev Mpho A Tutu van Furth Executive Director Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and co-author with Archbishop Desmond Tutu of "Made for Goodness" " "This is one of the best books I have ever read. The stories in this book will make you want to cry cheer embrace pause and reflect on the miracles that occur each and every day. What a wonderful gift to all of us captured in this timeless treasure." Michelle B. Riba MD MS past President American Psychiatric Association; Professor Department of Psychiatry University of Michigan; Director PsychOncology Program University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center" "To practice medicine means that we physicians keep trying to get better. The leading edge for new treatment approaches sometimes emerges from collections of inspiring case reports like these. Let us integrate the mysterious into medical scientific thinking by acknowledging that we are all part of a greater consciousness and that serendipity and synchronicity can highlight the way." Bernard Beitman MD author of "Connecting with Coincidence "" "A beautifully written collection from physicians witnessing the mystery and power of the human body and spirit in the most extreme circumstances. This is a unique contribution that will inspire and edify." Jerome Groopman MD Recanati Professor Harvard Medical School New Yorker staff writer and co-author with Dr. Pamela Hartzband of the New York Times bestseller Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You " "Doctors tell the human side of medicine in these stories revealing the heart and soul that go into truly 'caring' care." Jimmie C. Holland MD Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center author of The Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope Coping with Uncertainty " "In an age of technology and indifference these remarkable essays inspire wonder awe and a sense of pride of being human. They demonstrate that the miracle of miracles is that they do happen when health professionals combine their medical skills with unrelenting devotion to the art of healing." Bernard Lown MD Emeritus Professor of Medicine Harvard School of Public Health Emeritus Senior Medical Attending Brigham and Women's Hospital founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility (1961) recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1985) on behalf of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War " "As a witness to one of the miracles recounted in this uplifting book I welcome Dr. Rotbart's extraordinary collection of compelling testimonies from leading physicians. Take a look and have your faith in God and in his agents of healing doctors renewed!" Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York " "These stories are remarkable surprising inspiring and full of joy and awe. The voices of these doctors remind us as they remind themselves of how much we have to learn from the people we care for and of the importance of acknowledging the elements of good luck science care coincidence and wonder." Perri Klass MD Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics and Director Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute New York University " "For patients their families and all the rest of us Miracles We Have Seen is a welcome reminder that even the most dire diagnoses can have happy endings thanks to the inspiring dedication of doctors." Diane Debrovner Deputy Editor Parents Magazine " "Deeply moving and eloquently written this remarkable collection reminds us how the art and science of medicine intersect with good luck coincidence and the unfathomable. For physicians these essays call to mind our own stories that inspired us toward the healing of our patients." Jeremy A. Lazarus MD past President American Medical Association " "The art of medicine involves empathy and communicating with families in a very personal way. The science of medicine requires understanding how evidence from well-designed research transforms patient care. The vignettes in this book are at the interface between the art and science. They touch our human spirit in such a profound and inspirational way. This remarkable book shows the humility with which medicine should be practiced and how fortunate physicians are to have such meaningful experiences." Stephen Berman MD past President American Academy of Pediatrics; Director Center for Global Health Colorado School of Public Health; Professor University of Colorado School of Medicine and School of Public Health " "These powerful and true stories by physicians offer hope from where faith intersects with science and real healing begins." Jeffrey J. Cain MD past President American Academy of Family Physicians " "These fascinating and inspiring stories reinforce the remarkable things that medical care can do as well as what is out of our control as clinicians. They remind us of the limits of our knowledge just as they keep us in awe of the unpredictability of human illness and health." Steven E. Weinberger MD Executive Vice President and CEO American College of Physicians " "The drive to understand cause and effect is central to human nature. But so too is awe in the face of mystery fate and the ineffable. The kaleidoscopic collection of stories that fills this volume evokes such awe. Miracles of life and death viewed through the lens of medical science make our lives richer for all that cannot be explained for the wonder of that which is just beyond our grasp." Larry Kramer President The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation former Dean Stanford Law School " "A remarkable volume of essays detailing prolonged effort and novel therapies leading to miraculous outcomes. Empathic care co-produced by extraordinary teams of medical professionals their patients and families. Every page speaks 'gratitude.' These stories will contribute powerfully to cures and equally to cures of burn-out and despair." Richard I. Levin MD President and CEO The Arnold P. Gold Foundation; Emeritus Professor of Medicine New York and McGill Universities " "At a time when the labor of the ideal physician is described as routinized and industrialized standard work leading to standard outcomes these stories inspire. These wise physicians remind us that we are at our best when we are open to the surprises the graces and even the miracles that occur when we are present for the ill." Abraham M. Nussbaum MD MTS Chief Education Officer Denver Health Associate Director of Medical Education Department of Psychiatry University of Colorado and author of The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician's Search for the Renewal of Medicine " "The remarkable stories from Miracles We Have Seen will stay with you long after you have put the book down. You will be moved to tears and share in the joy and sometimes sorrow experienced by the dedicated doctors who deal with life-and-death issues every day. Modern medicine goes far beyond technology; it is the human factor and the personal relationships that make all the difference. The resilience of the patients the determination of the doctors and their medical teams and the serendipitous timing of events that can unexpectedly change an outcome will leave you with a sense of awe and optimism." Jack Canfield co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and creator of The Success Principles Series " "Miracles are all around we just need to pause and be still and recognize them. This book is a testament to the medical miracles that happen every day when skill science and spirituality meet." Rev Mpho A Tutu van Furth Executive Director Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation and co-author with Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Made for Goodness " "This is one of the best books I have ever read. The stories in this book will make you want to cry cheer embrace pause and reflect on the miracles that occur each and every day. What a wonderful gift to all of us captured in this timeless treasure." Michelle B. Riba MD MS past President American Psychiatric Association; Professor Department of Psychiatry University of Michigan; Director PsychOncology Program University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center " "We read so many accounts of freak accidents and rare diseases bringing misery into the lives of people who deserve better. That is why it was so refreshing so soul-restoring to read these accounts of near tragedies that were prevented by human efforts good will and caring." Rabbi Harold Kushner author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People and Nine Essential Things I've Learned About Life " " Miracles We Have Seen opens a window into the complex world of the art and the science of medicine for all to see the compassionate miracles dispensed there. Take a good look . . . you will be inspired!" Richard Carmona MD MPH FACS 17th Surgeon General of the United States " "These stories by doctors who are true healers have moved me to tears and opened my heart. Each like the great doctor-writer Chekhov brings to medicine a sense of compassion deep vulnerability love and hope for those who suffer and the ability to acknowledge that human life is a precious gift." Ruth Behar author of Traveling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys and the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology University of Michigan " "To practice medicine means that we physicians keep trying to get better. The leading edge for new treatment approaches sometimes emerges from collections of inspiring case reports like these. Let us integrate the mysterious into medical scientific thinking by acknowledging that we are all part of a greater consciousness and that serendipity and synchronicity can highlight the way." Bernard Beitman MD author of Connecting with Coincidence " "If you need a dose of beauty hope and encouragement you'll find it in this collection of essays from doctors on medical miracles things they've seen while practicing for which they have no explanation or only an extraordinary one. It's a happy tears book (and all author proceeds go to charity)." KJ Dell'Antonia New York Times columnist and contributing editor; author "How It's Done" blog " About the Author Harley Rotbart MD has been a nationally renowned pediatric specialist parenting expert speaker and educator for over three decades. He is professor and Vice Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado. He is the author of numerous medical and scientific publications and books for lay audiences including No Regrets Parenting and 940 Saturdays. Dr. Rotbart has been named to Best Doctors in America every year since 1996 as well as receiving numerous other national and local awards for research teaching and clinical work. He serves on the advisory boards of Parents magazine and Parents.com and is a consultant to national and local media outlets. He is a regular contributor to Parents and the New York Times.

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