SURGICAL RENAISSANCE IN THE HEARTLAND virtual launch event with Henry Buchwald

Henry Buchwald will host a Zoom event on Wednesday, June 10 for the launch of his new book, SURGICAL RENAISSANCE IN THE HEARTLAND.
When Jun 10, 2020
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Zoom (more info below)
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The golden era in American surgery, described by a young doctor practicing under innovator Owen Wangensteen at the University of Minnesota
 Henry Buchwald will host a Zoom event on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. for the launch of his new book, Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland: A Memoir of the Wangensteen Era. The event will be moderated by University of Minnesota Press's regional editor, Erik Anderson. This event is co-sponsored by The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. Register via Eventbrite here to receive the Zoom meeting information. To purchase a copy of Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland from our partner bookseller, University of Minnesota Bookstores, please visit

Henry Buchwald’s account of the Wangensteen era brings to life a medical culture that thrived on debate and the expression of ideas, a clinical practice bound only by the limits of a surgeon’s inspiration and imagination. Entertaining and informative, Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland conjures the character—and characters—of a time that forever changed medicine and the lives of millions.

"The significance and origin of the values behind the Wangensteen legacy are brought to life in Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland. This is a must read for everyone involved in American surgery and will help us remember the origin of our wonderful profession. Dr. Buchwald was there throughout and tells the story with great pride and affection. Spend an evening reading this book." —David B. Hoyt, M.D., executive director, American College of Surgeons

"Initially as a surgery resident, then as a faculty member, and subsequently as one of the giants in his field, Henry Buchwald has expertly captured this vibrant atmosphere of medical discovery. His very personal and beautifully written account of this unique period at the University of Minnesota Department of Surgery is well worth the read whether you were there at that time or not." —Marshall Z. Schwartz, M.D., Wake Forest University School of Medicine

"At its core, Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland is an inspiring and enlightening story about Owen Wangensteen’s dedication to the field of surgery, but it is also a portrait of the lives he touched and a tribute to how his innovation sparked change well after his time. For all of us who grew up in the shadow of the University of Minnesota during the Wangensteen era, the legacy continues." —Peter Agre, M.D., 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry