The book is a biography of heart surgeon, Dr. Avelino P. Aventura, first Executive Director of the Philippine Heart Center.
His life is seen through the prism of history and medicine, humanitarian work (Heart Foundation of the Philippines, medical
missions,Save a Heart, Safe a Life, etc.) and the plain but highly volatile life of a surgeon amidst the changing landscape
of Philippine politics and government service. The book also contains Dr. Aventura's many insights on surgery in general
and heart surgery in particular, as well as refreshing views on nationalism, politics, governance, etc.
Coffee table book, 8-1/2 x 11-1/2; hardbound edition; 224 pp. at US $ 70.00