New Book Release: Hearts, Minds & Vision: Roots of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

Now available on-line at AMAZON.CA

Just released this month, the Libin Institute’s very own history book, Hearts, Minds & Vision: Roots of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, 1930-2010 (Kingsley Publishing, 2012) is a 430-page hardcover book that chronicles the collective memories of the cardiovascular community in Calgary.

Through archival images, oral history, written memoirs and interviews, authors D. George Wyse, Robert Lampard, Barbara Kermode Scott and Al-Karim Walli capture the Institute’s origins, milestones and the compelling human stories.

Go behind the diagnoses, treatments and research and meet the surgeons, cardiologists, nurses, scientists and staff. Track the progress of cardiovascular science and clinical care in Southern Alberta for the last 80 years from Calgary’s first heart specialist Dr. Earle P. Scarlett bringing a new electrocardiograph (ECG) machine to the city, which forever changed how patients with heart disease were cared for and diagnosed, to the first open heart surgery performed in Calgary in 1960 at the Holy Cross Hospital and current breakthrough advances today.

As the Libin Institute continues to write its next chapter in medicine, this book allows us to look back and to the future.

Come out for the official book launch October 5th and meet the authors, get your book signed and listen to opening remarks from former Dean of Medicine Dr. Tom Feasby. There will also be a slide presentation by  Dr. D. George Wyse. The Institute will contribute $5 from all sales at the launch event towards the United Way campaign. Books will be available for purchase starting at 1:45pm for $24.95 and available at the Health Sciences bookstore afterwards.

You can read more about Hearts, Minds and Vision on the Alberta Health Services portal.  It can be purchased on-line at and at University of Calgary bookstores.  It retails for $24.95.

See photos from the book launch here and read the full UCalgary/AHS press release here.


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