Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Book appears un-read. 239 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1976. ISBN: 0877951535. A novel about surgery-of the human heart, mind and spirit. The place: a great Boston hospital. The human heart: still beating in the body of a distinguished cardiologist whose brain had ceased to function.