John Wright's moving novel is based entirely on real events and people, countless experiences, reliable testimony and recorded history. The Whispering Surgeon explores the surgical life of Paddy McKenzie and his freakish skills, tireless dedication, courage, wisdom and innovation. The very human story of Paddy McKenzie's own battles will keep the reader spellbound by the depth and selflessness of his involvement in devastated lives and flagging hopes of the damaged and disillusioned. John Wright calls on his great experience as a cardiothoracic surgeon to tell the wonderful, endearing story of McKenzie, the "surgical whisperer".
John Wright graduated with high medical Honours from the University of Sydney in 1955. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1959. He is the author of five medical books.