Stock Image


lee, Myles Edwin

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0595465196 / ISBN 13: 9780595465194
Published by iUniverse, 2008
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
From Counterpoint Records & Books (Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 6, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 14.36 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Illustrated wrappers, corners neat. Book body clean and tight. Signed and dated by the author on the full title page. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 32157

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details


Publisher: iUniverse

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

About this title


The Donation is a medical thriller that dramatizes the shortage of organs available for transplantation. What if organ donation became a choice as a means of means of execution for prisoners on death row? How would it affect the donor pool? Would prisoners realize one last chance for redemption, to give something back to society? And what about the physicians who find themselves cast in the role of executioners as they convert executions into surgical procedures, against the guidelines of the American Medical Association and the Hippocratic oath that urges them to do no harm? A surgeon's role is to bring order out of chaos. The chaos begins when a celebrity patient, Joseph Spencer, discovers he needs a heart transplant. While in the pre-operative holding area, Spencer sees his donor in an adjacent bed. Not only does he see him--he recognizes him. His sedation makes it impossible for him to protest what for him is an unimaginable horror, and he loses consciousness, unable to abort the procedure, even though to do so could cost him his life. Spencer survives the procedure but becomes suicidal. The transplant surgeon, Ross Fairing, discovers that he and his team have been unwitting co-conspirators in the death of the donor who had no business on an operating table, let alone be in a hospital. He confronts his own consternation that a courageous and innovative operation has created an ethical conundrum that could destroy his transplant program and his career. A shocking revelation at the end of the book turns a tragedy driven by one man's grief into an affirmation of life, releases Spencer from his suicidal torments, and returns him to the world of the living. Morality and medicine collide with the criminal justice system in "The Donation," a medical thriller that illuminates the organ donor shortage, one of the most pressing issues in medicine today

About the Author:

Myles Edwin Lee. M.D. is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has practiced in Los Angeles, California for 38 years. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters in his field, as well as a textbook of complications in cardiac surgery, entitled "Near Misses in Cardiac Surgery." Dr. Lee is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a senior member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and a consultant in cardiac surgery for the Central Complaint Unit of the Medical Board of California. The Donation is his first novel.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We are a general music (Rock, Classical, Jazz, Pop, Film, etc., LP's, Cd's, 45's, etc.) & Book Store leaning towards the arts, philosophy and literature. Our location is in central Hollywood. We have a large browsing selection of books along with a focus on classical, jazz, rock & general vinyl records. We also have a large collection of compact discs with a specialty in classical along with many 45's and 78's. Information available at our website. We are open 12 noon to 8:00pm Pacific Time, Tuesday thru Friday, 12-6pm on Saturday and by appointment on Sunday and Monday: 323-957-7967 (or 65). Off hour Messages can be left between 11am and 11pm at our main store, 323-957-7965.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Payment to be received prior to shipping. Buyer to pay shipping costs. We
accept all major credit cards. Personal checks are accepted and
purchases paid for by personal check will be mailed after 10 business
days. Cashier's check, money order and domestic credit card purchases
will be shipped within 3 days of receipt of payment. Return purchase
postage will be paid by buyer under most circumstances. Return postage
will be paid by Counterpoint if we were at fault in describing the book. For
more ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal