Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation's ERs

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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* A suicide attempt by an "explosive" young man...
* The "hidden secrets" of a grotesquely obese patient...
* A couple whose amorous acrobatics get out of hand...
* A child brought back from the dead...

Bristling with the raw power of reality, this riveting book recounts true tales of life and death from the emergency rooms of America. Dr. Mark Brown asked over 15,000 fellow ER staffers to share their most unforgettable moments. Now, in their own voices, these real ER personnel bring us their most poignant, heartbreaking, laugh-out-loud hilarious, or shocking moments from the war zone of medicine. Discover the manic antics and incredible skills of ER doctors when a girlfriend's smooch nearly becomes a kiss of death...a farmer's severed foot hitches a ride to the hospital...a premature baby fights valiantly for life...and all of the unforgettable cases that come through the swinging doors of the emergency room.
  

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Review: Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation's ERs

User Review  - John - Goodreads

Interesting if you want to have a quick read under 5 minutes. Some of the stories were fantastic: emotionally driven, humorous and witty. Read full review

Review: Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation's ERs

User Review  - HM - Goodreads

At times funny, heart-wrenching, and just plain bizarre, it's a collection of stories from emergency room doctors and nurses, each of whom bring their own personality and often wit to the situation ... Read full review

Contents

TRAUMA CENTER
3
ON THIN ICE
7
EAVESDROPPING
9
BOOM
10
THE CHILDREN OF ST BARNARDS
11
THE WISH
17
EVIDENCE COLLECTION IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM
19
THE UNEXPECTED MIRACLE
21
ID
133
USO
135
THANKSGIVING DINNER
137
TRAUMA
138
DO EVERYTHING
140
FOUR HOURS IN TRIAGE
142
WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
146
INTIMATE STRANGER
147

PART II
25
MANS BEST FRIEND
27
GOT MILK?
30
TREASURE HUNT
32
ODE TO A JOHN DOE
34
EL HOWIE
38
NOT EVER
40
MAKING SENSE
43
CONTINUITY OF CARE
47
PART III
55
DO YOUR BEST
57
LASTING IMPRESSIONS
60
HARD TO SWALLOW
64
PICTURE PERFECT
66
GOOD FELLOW
68
PLEASE TAKE A NUMBER
70
THE DOLL HOUSE
72
LAST RITES
74
A BLOODY MESS
78
IN SEARCH OF THE GOLDEN FALLS COBRA
81
THE FIRES OF HELL
85
PART IV
91
JEEPERS CREEPERS
93
DAMSEL IN DISTRESS
95
LAUNDER YOUR MONEY
96
UNSAFE SEX
97
THE HUMAN VINEYARD
98
HARD COPY
99
SHORT TAKES I
101
CONSTIPATION
103
DOCTOR KNOWS BEST
104
THE GRAPES OF WRATH
105
THE LONG WAY HOME
107
COLOSTOMY
108
YESTERDAY
109
THE SPECIMEN
111
DO NO HARM
112
OUT OF STEP
113
PERSEVERANCE
115
SHORT TAKES II
117
THEFTPROOF
119
REGISTRATION
120
PART V
121
NURSING
123
THE SAVE
124
THREE BROTHERS
126
LIFE AFTER DEATH
128
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
130
SCREAMING
149
OOPS
151
LAB TECH
152
WINTER MORNING TRAUMA
154
THEY JUST KEEP COMING
157
PART VI
159
SPUD
161
DOGGIESTYLE
163
LIFE AND DEATH
165
PISSED OFF
167
ADOLESCENCE
169
SOUR GRAPES
172
GUESS AGAIN
174
PLASTIC SURGERY
176
THE HEALER
178
CPR
182
IN THE FAMILY
186
ALONE
189
PART VII
195
TURF
197
OWLS WELL
199
THE ANGEL OF DEATH
201
SAY WHAT?
203
SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
204
BAPTISM
205
AT THE MOVIES
207
A LITTLE PRICK
208
THE PRONOUNCEMENT
209
SHORT TAKES III
211
PLAYING CHICKEN
213
PART VIII
215
THE LETTERS OF QUINN
217
FRANK
249
PART IX
255
HARD RAIN
257
COMMUNICATING IN THE ER
263
DOWN THERE
267
KEEP ON SMILING
269
JUST BEING THOROUGH
271
BRIANS STORY
273
OPEN LETTER TO THE ER STAFF
275
IN MEMORY OF JW
277
MULTITRAUMA
283
EPILOGUE
288
THE VOCABULARY OF THE ER
289
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
301
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About the author (1997)

Mark Brown, M.D., is a graduate of both Harvard Law School and Dartmouth Medical School, and has practiced emergency medicine for the past eleven years. He lives in California.

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