On Friday, Oct. 5th at the University of Calgary’s Foothills Campus, I attended the launch of an important new book covering the history of The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and 80 years of cardiovascular sciences in Calgary.
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.
Hearts, Minds & Vision: Roots of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, 1930-2010 (Kingsley Publishing, 2012) ISBN 978-1-926832-15-9 $24.95/ 430 pp