The Immortalists

The Immortalists

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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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.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2007.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400125265
140012526X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 30 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: McLaren, Todd Parker - Narrator

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