Blood and Guts

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Nov 24, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
As I walked into the operating theatre, the sight that met my eyes made me catch my breath. The patient was lying face down on the operating table. The only part of him that was not covered in sterile, green drapes was his bottom. The surgeon had made a circular cut about the size of a dinner plate and the area inside the cut was a mass of warts and red, nodular lumps. And so begins Gloria Burley's compelling view of our hospital system. A nurse with experience in urban and Outback hospitals, Gloria tells it as she saw it: the dedication of medical professionals doing their best for their patients but also the limitations of people who are after all only human. Her story will ring true anywhere the pressures are high and the resources scarce. We all end up in hospital sooner or later, and myths about what we can expect abound, which accounts for the popularity of medical TV shows. Reading this book will show you what really happens after the anaesthetist turns up the gas...
 

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Contents

CHAPTER THREE
53
CHAPTER FOUR
73
CHAPTER FIVE
88
CHAPTER SIX
109
CHAPTER SEVEN
122
CHAPTER NINE
137
CHAPTER ELEVEN
156
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
169
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
188
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
205
CHAPTER NINETEEN
225
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
254
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
273
Bibliography
295
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