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Doctor of the Heart:
My Life in Medicine

Isadore Rosenfeld, MD

2009 • ISBN13   978-1-934854-15-0 • ISBN e-book 978-1-934854-15-8
Hardcover  • 262 pages, 8 page photo insert • Trim size: 6 1/4 x 9 l/2


"Through his works on health, which have been translated for worldwide audiences, and his foundation, which supports research internationally, Iz Rosenfeld has helped to improve the quality of life for millions of people across the globe.”
     -President Bill Clinton


"A wonderful autobiography about the dreams, the trials, the triumphs of one man whose fidelity to the Hippocratic Oath shines as a beacon to health professionals and patients alike."
     -Richard I. Levin, MD
     Dean of the Faculty of Medicine
      McGill University


“Last year, through a mutual friend, I came into contact with Dr. Rosenfeld, the internationally known cardiologist, professor of medicine, author, and television personally, who magnanimously and without remuneration reviewed my case files and gave me invaluable medical advice prior to my undergoing a successful cardiological intervention. I was immensely flattered to join, despite my lack of any notoriety whatsoever, the list of prominent patients whom he has treated during his long years of medical practice, including Aristotle Onassis, Stavros Niarchos, well-known political figures, and a host of international celebrities.

This book is one of the most touching, humorous, and readable accounts I have ever read. It traces his life of relative poverty in Montréal, Canada, where he attended college and medical school at McGill University, to his present-day activities, after a lifetime collecting honors and accolades from medical societies, the White House, the United Nations, and countless other agencies and organizations. In his mid-eighties, he is still one of the country’s most prominent physicians, a distinguished professor of medicine, and a sought-after consultant. I emerged from the “personal experience” of this book-—and it’s just that, an encounter with someone who seems vibrantly present on each page, with an appreciation for human goodness at its best.

Finally, I would recommend this book simply for the pleasure that a well-written book, full of humor, and tender, poignant vignettes of a fascinating life, as I noted earlier, inevitably provides. Dr. Rosenfeld’s life story is inexorably entertaining, heartwarming, and inspiring. It is something good for the mind and beneficial for the soul.”
     -Archbishop Chrysostomos