Oz Pick

Journey of the Heart

A Memoir

By Richard Crystal

"I could explain to my patients exactly what was physically happening in their hearts as they faced the challenges of surgery and recovery but I could not tell them what they would be feeling in their hearts as they fought to find the hope needed to succeed. Richard has done a beautiful job of illuminating the emotional, psychological and spiritual journey that accompanies someone's path through heart surgery. This eloquent accounting of his experience not only will help and inspire all people as they face their health challenges, it helps surgeons like me have a broader perspective on what our patients are feeling and how we can be even greater instruments of healing." - Mehmet Oz, MD, Professor of Surgery, NYP/Columbia

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