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MN Reads: "Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland" by Henry Buchwald

Forty percent of people who developed bowel obstructions died of them, up until the 1960s.

Now it's less than four percent.

Dr. Henry Buchwald's new book chronicles his work with the pioneering young surgeon at the University of Minnesota's Medical School who developed that surgery, as well as ground-breaking techniques for opeh heart surgery, transplant surgery, bariatric surgery and more.

But of all Dr. Owen Wangensteen's advances in medicine, Buchwald points to his mentor's emphasis on research as one of the most significant.

Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland: A Memoir of the Wangensteen Era by Henry Buchwald is published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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