Emergency Doctor

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Harper Perennial #ad - And true. All year. This is their story - an around-the-clock drama of the unexpected: a crane falling on a hapless pedestrian; a crazed executive wearing two-thirds of a three-piece suit; a pretty paralegal aide struggling with an on-the-job cocaine overdose; a trauma victim of an East River helicopter crash clinging to life.

Emergency Doctor #ad - Here, an army of doctors and nurses faces the onslaught of young and old, rich and ragged, sick and dying. Welcome to the frontline trenches of medicine: the emergency room of the legendary Bellevue Hospital. All day, all night. It's a bizarre parade of humanity looking for help - in the one place they know they can find it.

. Hundreds of people slam through its doors every day: gun-shot cops, drug addicts, destitute drunks, and suicides, AIDS sufferers, homeless people, battered kids, and accident victims. It's terrifying, tragic, triumphant.

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Hot Lights, Cold Steel

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared. Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. With unparalleled humor, a family that grows larger every year, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, and a laughable income.

Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. All too soon, the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gives way to the feeling he is a counterfeit, an imposter who has infiltrated a society of brilliant surgeons.

This story of collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. When michael collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. This is a gripping memoir, others triumphant, at times devastating, but always compulsively readable.

Hot Lights, Cold Steel #ad - A natural overachiever, collins' success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. A young boy's leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy's life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections.

Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives-or end them-forever.

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MED SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

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Griffin #ad - MED SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL #ad - With a foreword by chair of the Admissions Committee at Dartmouth Medical School Harold M. Bissell uses the same chronological format and mentor-based system that have made Law School Confidential and Business School Confidential such treasured and popular guides. Miller and Daniel M. Griffin. It takes the reader step-by-step through the entire med school process--from thinking about, and fellowships, internships, and choosing a medical school and program, applying to, residencies, through the four-year curriculum, to choosing a specialty and finding the perfect job.

. Friedman, M. D. Med school confidential provides what no other book currently does: a comprehensive, chronological account of the full medical school experience. Med school Confidential from Robert H.

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The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Their stories are harrowing and often funny; their personal triumph is unforgettable. This updated edition of the intern blues includes a new preface from the author discussing the status of medical training in America today and a new afterword updating the reader on the lives of the three young interns who first shared their stories with readers more than a decade ago.

. While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Andy, insecurities, mark, and amy vividly describe their real-life lessons in treating very sick children; confronting child abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic; skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy; and overcoming their own fears, and constant fatigue.

The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor #ad - Griffin. Robert marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year.

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Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death

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Algonquin Books #ad - Their decisions aren't always right, and the consequences can be life-altering-for all involved. Their words focus on the odd transition students face when they must deal with real people in real time and in real crises and when they must learn to put aside their emotions to make quick, accurate, and sensitive decisions.

Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. They show, how medical students grow up, often painfully, right at the bedside. Used book in Good Condition. Griffin. Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities. Moving, and candid, their true stories show us a side of the profession that few ever see, disturbing, or could even imagine.

Soul of a Doctor: Harvard Medical Students Face Life and Death #ad - Of course, they're not all like that, and most didn't start out that way. By the time most of us meet our doctors, they've been in practice for a number of years.

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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

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Picador #ad - Picador USA. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is―uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human. Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction. In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge.

Griffin. Used book in Good Condition.

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White Coat: Becoming A Doctor At Harvard Medical School

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - She shares her horror at treating a patient with a flesh-eating skin infection, the anxiety of being "pimped" by doctors for information when doctors quiz students on anatomy and medicine, as well as the ultimate reward of making the transformation and of earning a doctor's white coat. For readers of perri klass, richard selzer, and the millions of fans of ER, White Coat is a fascinating account of one woman's journey through school and into the high-stakes drama of the medical world.

Rothman looks candidly at medicine and presents an unvarnished perspective on a subject that matters to us all. She shares her horror at treating a patient with a flesh-eating skin infection, the anxiety of being "pimped" by doctors for information when doctors quiz students on anatomy and medicine, as well as the ultimate reward of making the transformation and of earning a doctor's white coat.

For readers of perri klass, and the millions of fans of ER, Richard Selzer, White Coat is a fascinating account of one woman's journey through school and into the high-stakes drama of the medical world. In white coat, ellen rothman offers a vivid account of her four years at one of the best medical schools in the country, and opens the infamously closed door between patient and doctor.

White Coat: Becoming A Doctor At Harvard Medical School #ad - Rothman recounts her despair and exhilaration as a medical student, from the stress of exams to th hard-won rewards that came from treating patients. The anecdotes in White Coat are funny, heartbreaking, and at times horrifying. Touching on today's most important medical issues -- such as hmos, and assisted suicide -- the author navigates her way through despair, AIDS, exhilaration, and a lot of exhaustion in Harvard's classrooms and Boston's hospitals to earn the indisputable title to which we entrust our lives.

With a thoughtful, candid voice, rothman writes about a wide range of experiences -- from a dream about holding the hand of a cadaver she had dissected to the acute embarrassment she felt when asking patients about their sexual histories.

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Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

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Picador #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Griffin. At once unflinching and compassionate, Better is an exhilarating journey, narrated by "arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around" Salon. Com. Picador USA. Used book in Good Condition. Picador USA. But nowhere is this drive to do better more important than in medicine, where lives may be on the line with any decision.

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance #ad - Atul gawande, examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, the New York Times bestselling author of Complications, how success is achieved in this complex and risk-filled profession. National bestsellerthe struggle to perform well is universal: each of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do.

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Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In his acclaimed first memoir, cold Steel, Hot Lights, Collins wrote passionately about his four-year surgical residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. Griffin. Picador USA. Blue collar, blue scrubs turns back the clock, taking readers from his days as a construction worker to his entry into medical school, compassion, expertly infusing his journey to become a doctor with humanity, and humor.

He liked the work and he liked the pay. It looked for a while as if michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. Picador USA. Used book in Good Condition. From the first time he delivers a baby to being surrounded by death and pain on a daily basis, Collins compellingly writes about how medicine makes him confront, in a very deep and personal way, the nature of God and suffering―and how delicate life can be.

Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs #ad - But a chance remark by one of his coworkers made him realize that he wanted to involve himself in something bigger, something more meaningful than crushing rocks and drinking beer.

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The House of God

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Berkley #ad - Picador USA. With more than two million copies sold worldwide, it has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels ever written. With an introduction by John Updike  Griffin. Used book in Good Condition. Singularly compelling…brutally honest. The new york timesstruggling with grueling hours and sudden life-and-death responsibilities, must learn not only how to be fine doctors but, Basch and his colleagues, under the leadership of their rule-breaking senior resident known only as the Fat Man, eventually, good human beings.

The House of God #ad - A phenomenon ever since it was published, the House of God was the first unvarnished, unglorified, and uncensored portrait of what training to become a doctor is truly like, in all its terror, exhaustion and black comedy. By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative novel about Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country.

The raunchy, troubling, and hilarious novel that turned into a cult phenomenon. Picador USA. The house of God. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside

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Kaplan Publishing #ad - A beautiful book. Oliver sacks “nuland is a gifted storyteller, bringing his doctors…brilliantly to life. John Irving Griffin. Used book in Good Condition. Like all doctors, i collect stories…” from one of america's most renowned and beloved doctors, and best-selling winner of the National Book Award, comes a remarkable book that brings together the stories of doctors collected over 30 years.

Picador USA. Used book in Good Condition. The house of God. Picador USA. Taken together, the lessons learned from The Soul of Medicine are as moving and profound as they are timeless. Enhanced by sherwin nuland's keen insight into the special relationship between doctor and patient, these engrossing stories illustrate the judgment, wisdom, and character of veteran doctors who have mastered the art of care-giving.

The Soul of Medicine: Tales from the Bedside #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Each of these tales, filled with grace and wisdom, explores the mysteries and conundrums of modern medicine.

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