Book cover of Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life by Katherine E. Standefer
Biography & Autobiography

Lightning Flowers: My Journey to Uncover the Cost of Saving a Life

This “utterly spectacular” book weighs the impact modern medical technology has had on the author’s life against the social and environmental costs inevitably incurred by the mining that makes such innovation possible (Rachel Louise Snyder, author of┬áNo Visible Bruises).

What if a lifesaving medical device causes loss of life along its supply chain? That’s the question Katherine E. Standefer finds herself asking one night after being suddenly shocked by her implanted cardiac defibrillator. […Learn More]