Healing Children: A Surgeon's Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine

Dip into a groundbreaking medical memoir by Kurt Newman, president and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center and one of the leading pediatric surgeons in the United States. Newman spotlights resilient children and the medical professionals dedicated to their care, describes innovative therapies on the horizon, and issues a heartfelt call to give greater priority to pediatric medicine. Kirkus Review describes Healing Children as “a genuine and inspiring chronicle of a doctor fighting the good fight.”

Festival: Aspen Ideas 2017

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