Diagnosed with a heart condition that promised to keep him bedridden for the rest of his life, Anders couldn’t believe his ears when the new doctor told him to get out of bed and live a normal life. That was when Anders knew he had to become a doctor.
This chronicle, the true story of a journey from small-town boy to highly respected heart specialist, is filled with life’s insights and triumphs—and an insider’s look at how heart medicine developed and evolved in the 20th century.
The book’s genuineness and honesty will engage you; its historical revelations will fascinate you. And, in the end, you will be enriched and glad to have met and known the man this book calls Anders Erickssen.
Dr. Myrvin Ellestad has built a life worthy of respect and admiration, both in his professional career and in his personal endeavors. In addition to being in the forefront of heart-related medical developments, he has enjoyed membership in many prestigious medical organizations, won awards too numerous to list here, and served in top positions in hospitals and university faculties. An octogenarian as of this writing, he remains very active in his personal and professional life. Dr. Ellestad lives in Southern California with his wife and large family of grown children and grandchildren.read more