This compelling and inspiring book from Harley A. Rotbart, MD, details some of the most incredible medical events witnessed by leading physicians—events for which there is no reasonable medical explanation.
This is a book of miracles—medical events witnessed by leading physicians for which there is no reasonable medical explanation, or, if there is, the explanation itself is extraordinary. These dramatic first-person essays detail spectacular serendipities, impossible cures, breathtaking resuscitations, extraordinary awakenings, and recovery from unimaginable disasters.
Among the extraordinary cases poignantly recounted by the physicians witnessing them:
Miracles We Have Seen
- A priest visiting a hospitalized patient went into cardiac arrest on the elevator, which opened up on the cardiac floor, right at the foot of the cardiac specialist, at just the right moment.
- A tiny premature baby dying from irreversible lung disease who recovered almost immediately after being taken from his hospital bed and placed on his mother's chest.
- President John F. Kennedy's son Patrick, who died shortly after birth, and whose disease eventually led to research that saved generations of babies.
is a book of inspiration and optimism, and a compelling glimpse into the lives of physicians.
"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
"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
"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
"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