Addicted to Laughter: Humor in Hospitals by Patients and Staff

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Wheatmark, Inc., 2010 - Hospitals - 127 pages
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Medical science has advanced over the years through the use of humor laboratories encountered during military conflicts and beyond. As time marches on, these experiments have contributed to a continuous progress in our medical care from Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War up to the recent Gulf War. These advances come in many forms, including new antibiotics, anesthesiology, medical treatments, medicines, surgical procedures, anesthetics, psychiatry practices, pharmacology, and titanium arms, legs, and other prosthetic devices. The credit for these advancements goes to military personnel, the Department of Defense, and other dedicated physicians, nurses, and ancillary personnel who have combined humor, caring, and expertise to bring excellence to our medical field. In this book, you will find: Historical examples of leadership and supervision of successful and unsuccessful medical techniques Information on veteran benefits and a guide to 2009 Veterans Affairs authorized services Humorous tales from the author's Irish wit, along with numerous other celebrities', on real-life situations in the medical field Various solutions to the current health-care reform debate from all political parties and independent voters based upon the local, state, and national media coverage Priceless photos of senators, presidents, military generals, colonels, and other dignitaries

About the Author

Col. Mel A. Gores was promoted to the senior executive service in 1979 and appointed to the 1,000-bed facility at Brockton, Massachusetts, a division of the VA Boston Healthcare System. He retired from federal government service at the age of fifty-five and spent the next ten years with the County Board of Supervisors, overseeing election and voting operations. He remained active and in reserve military positions from the age of seventeen until age sixty, receiving several high-level awards.

 

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Contents

Foreword
7
Acknowledgments
13
Evolution of a Hospital
19
VA HealthCare System
29
Office of the Medical Center Director
37
A Career in Hospital Administration
47
How Real Was MASH?
63
Personal Philosophy
79
Book Order Form
129
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