The Balancing Act

As a doctor and explorer between life and death

Original Title: Der schmale Grat

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 224 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-28123-3
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Ludwig

Date of publication: March 9, 2020
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Rights sold to: Russia (AST)

Hubert  Messner, Lenz  Koppelstätter - The Balancing Act


Balancing acts between extremes: a mountaineer and expert for neonatology

He fights for the smallest and most fragile – a commitment that has marked his medical career from the very beginning. Hubert Messner, Reinhold Messner's brother, is a neonatologist – a doctor who cares for newly born children.

When does life begin? When is it worth living? And when is it better to gently let a small patient go? These are all questions that are important to him, not only as a senior consultant in Bozen Hospital, one of the best-known intensive-care neonatology units in Europe, where he has suspervised numerous premature births, but also as a father whose oldest son was born far too early.

It is very often the balancing acts between extremes we can learn most from, as Hubert Messner knows only too well. The focus is always on feeling the value of life and, at critical moments, making the right decision.

It is with empathy and passion that Hubert Messner tells of his childhood and teenage years in the mountains, of his professional work as a neonatologist, his most difficult cases and the adventurous expeditions side by side with his brother Reinhold.

"Hubert Messner's biography is an emotional and stimulating story told by a passionate, empathetic author."

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