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The Immortalists: Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Their Daring Quest to Live Forever

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The Immortalists is the fascinating story of the friendship and extraordinary scientific collaboration of two prodigious men: Charles Lindbergh, once the most famous person in the world, and Dr. Alexis Carrel, the Nobel Prize winner regarded by many as the most brilliant surgeon who ever lived.

Lindbergh and Carrel met not long after Lindbergh's "victory lap" around the world, which followed his historic solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Fueled by their shared goal to find a scientific path to life without death, they spent five years in Carrel's laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, where they secretly built a machine that could keep organs alive outside the bodies that created them. This device was the forerunner of today's artificial heart and heart-lung machine.

Although they obviously failed in their ultimate quest, Lindbergh and Carrel's experiments established them as two of the most ambitious thinkers in modern history, as well as unacknowledged pioneers of biotechnology.

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The Immortalists is the fascinating story of the friendship and extraordinary scientific collaboration between Charles Lindbergh and Nobel Prize-winning surgeon Dr. Alexis Carrel, who shared the goal of finding a scientific path to life without death.

About the Author

David M. Friedman has written for "Esquire", "GQ", and "Rolling Stone", and was a reporter for "New York Newsday" and the "Philadelphia Daily News". His first book, "A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis", was published in more than a dozen countries. He lives in New York.

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ISBN:
9781400105267
Author:
Friedman, David M.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
McLaren, Todd
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McLaren, Todd
Author:
McLaren, Todd
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Medical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.5 lb
Media Run Time:
690

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