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Never Question the Miracle: A Surgeon's Story.

TOUSSAINT, Rose-Marie.

Published by The Ballantine Publishing Group, New York, 1998
ISBN 10: 0345407237 / ISBN 13: 9780345407238
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Title: Never Question the Miracle: A Surgeon's ...

Publisher: The Ballantine Publishing Group, New York

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition


Small 4to. Red and cream paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 377pp. Near fine/near fine. A tight, attractive first edition, inscribed and signed boldly in blue fineline by the author on the front flyleaf: "Dr Cortis, / May You be Guided to / create true Unconditional Love, / Profound Inner Peace, Harmony / Wisdom & Harmony / Rose Marie / 9/27/2000." Toussaint also signs the title page in full, adding the same date. Bookseller Inventory # 23181

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Synopsis: When people ask, "How did you get here?" I know they are really asking, "How did you, female of color from Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, get here?"

Dr. Rose-Marie Toussaint is unique--a young black woman surgeon specializing in liver and kidney transplants at a major university hospital. How did she get there? In this amazing book Toussaint tells us. Her inspiring story starts when a vodun priest predicts she will grow up to be a physician, then chronicles her rise to the pinnacle of her profession.

Rose-Marie's family struggled not only with her parents' chaotic marriage, but with the seismic changes that were beginning to grip their homeland. When the Toussaints emigrated to Miami, Rose-Marie immersed herself in science and math classes, and her dream of becoming a doctor began to take shape.

But the road to her dream was littered with obstacles: getting into college, making good grades, getting into medical school, and surviving the grueling, soul-crushing rigors that test every surgeon in the making. Add to that Dr. Toussaint's status as a black female in white male-dominated institutions and one can only admire the courage, fortitude, and determination that propelled her to obtain her M.D.--with some help from a few miracles along the way.

As a surgeon, it was her turn to become a miracle worker--for her patients. Dr. Toussaint takes us into hospital rooms to meet desperate patients praying for a life-giving organ, and into the OR to observe the wonder of transplantation. She vividly brings to life the breakneck race against time to prepare transplant patients when an organ suddenly becomes available, the long hours of surgery--sometimes more than 20--that both doctor and patient must endure. And she never forgets that for every life she saves another has been lost.

This is a book full of miracles--not least, Rose-Marie Toussaint's own luminous spirit, which lights up every page. To share her journey is a rare opportunity to experience the faith and resilience of a woman dedicated to making miracles happen.

From the Publisher: Hilda's story has really touched the immigrant community. She's become a role model
for young Haitian Americans and for all children who hail from Caribbean roots. What Hilda
has accomplished --becoming a liver transplant surgeon (perhaps the only African American
female one in America) -- is so incredibly moving --that it makes young people feel that
if she can accomplish so much, maybe I, too, have a shot. We need more Hilda's on this

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