This is a list of books about open-heart surgery, the heart-lung machine, and surgery that I used in writing my novel. It would make a great starting point for readers who wish to learn more.
Brownstein, Gabriel. The Open-Heart Club: A Story About Birth and Death and Cardiac Surgery. 1st ed., New York, Public Affairs, 2019.
Cade, John F.J. “Lithium Salts in the Treatment of Psychotic Excitement.” Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 2, no. 10, 1949, pp. 349–52.
Carlton, Mike. Flagship: The Cruiser HMAS Australia II and the Pacific War on Japan. Melbourne, Penguin Random House Australia, 2017.
Doherty, Richard. El Alamein 1942: Turning Point in the Desert. Barnsley. Havertown: Pen and Sword Military, 2017.
Eiseley, Loren. The Star Thrower. First, Boston, Mariner Books, 1979.
Engel, Leonard. The Operation. New York, McGraw Hill, 1958.
Everett, Allen, et al. Illustrated Field Guide to Congenital Heart Disease and Repair – Pocket Sized. 3rd ed., Charlottesville, Scientific Software Solutions Inc, 2011.
Fanu, Le James. The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine: Revised Edition. Revised ed., New York, Basic Books, 2012.
Forrester, James. Heart Healers. Reprint, New York, Griffin, 2016.
Jauhar, Sandeep. Heart: A History. Reprint, New York, Picador, 2019.
Greenblatt, Stephen, and William Shakespeare. The Norton Shakespeare (Third Edition). New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Lillehei, C. Walton, et al. “Direct Vision Intracardiac Surgery in Man Using a Simple, Disposable Artificial Oxygenator.” Diseases of the Chest, vol. 29, no. 1, 1956, pp. 1–8.
Lillehei, C. Walton, and Leonard Engel. “Open-Heart Surgery.” Scientific American, vol. 202, no. 2, 1960, pp. 76–90.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, and Lawrence Buell. Longfellow: Selected Poems. Reprint, Penguin Classics, 1988.
McKie, Ronald. “A Machine Breathed and a Boy Lived.” The Australian Women’s Weekly [Sydney, Australia], 8 Apr. 1959, pp. 12–13.
Miller, Wayne. King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery. 1st ed., New York, Three Rivers Press, 2002.
Morris, Charles. The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center. 1st ed., New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2007.
Robertson, Maurice. “Open-Heart Surgery in Australia.” Journal of Extracorporeal Technology, vol. 5, no. 1, 1973, pp. 6–20.
Ruhlman, Michael. Walk on Water: The Miracle of Saving Children’s Lives. Reprint edition, New York, Penguin Books, 2004.
Speizer, Irwin. “This 1950s Heart-Lung Machine Revolutionized Cardiac Surgery.” Smithsonian Magazine, [https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/this-1950s-heart-lung-machine-revolutionized-cardiac-surgery-180972273]. Accessed 25 Sept. 2019.
Stilling, G. “C. Walton Lillehei Some Memories and Comments on His Influence on Open Heart Surgery in Australia.” Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 9, no. 1, 2000, pp. 27–29.
Tennyson, Alfred, and Hill Robert Jr. Tennyson’s Poetry (Norton Critical Editions). New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.
The Australian War Memorial. “Enlistment Standards.” The Australian War Memorial, www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia/enlistment. Accessed 25 Sept. 2019.
Thomas, Vivien. Partners of the Heart: Vivien Thomas and His Work with Alfred Blalock: An Autobiography. Reprint, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
Thompson, Thomas. Hearts: Of Surgeons and Transplants, Miracles and Disasters Along the Cardiac Frontier. New York, Open Road Media, 2016.
Walter, Garry. “John Cade and Lithium.” Psychiatric Services, vol. 50, no. 7, 1999, p. 969.