This is a book comprising 28 small chapters focusing on medical scientists and their discoveries. The title states past truth because these are truly historical and memorable events to be noted by anyone with an interest in medicine, but also present poetry which looks at how these discoveries have impacted on us through the times. The chapters are wide-ranging, but many are from the field of cardiology. Examples of these scientists include Hans Spemann who contributed to the work on stem cells; John Gibbon and cardiopulmonary bypass; Christian Doppler and his theory; Albrecht Fleckenstein and advances in cardiac therapy; Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize. This book will be of interest to anyone in medicine who has an interest in the history of outstanding medical discoveries and the individuals behind them.