Editorial Surgical Intervention in Heart Failure Observing Obedience

to the Nature ix

Jagat Narula and James B. Young

Preface xi

Stephen Westaby and Mario C. Deng

A Tribute to Norman E. Shumway, MD, PhD (1923-2006) 111

Sara J. Shumway

Norman E. Shumway died in February of 2006. A brief biography is offered, and some of his accomplishments are highlighted.

A Tribute to Michael E. DeBakey 117

O.H. Frazier

Declared a living legend by the United States Library of Congress, Michael Ellis DeBakey has long been one of the world's leading surgical scientists. As a clinician, educator, and researcher, Dr. DeBakey embodies the noble ideas and humanitarian values that characterize the medical professional at its best.

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