Can You Diagnose a Miracle?

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iUniverse, Jul 26, 2011 - Fiction - 224 pages
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When it comes to children with cancer, Dr. Jon Bock is a relentless advocate; he never gives up the fight. But it’s not an easy job with pain and death regularly involved. It’s been frustrating watching children die of cancer. He and the other doctors in the group can only hope for a miracle—a cure for children’s cancer. A new type of toxic combination therapy is developed to treat a malignant cancer that Dr. Bock has never cured before. Challenged by a colleague to “bring him a miracle,” Bock and his associates use the new therapy on eight-year-old Teddie Thompson to destroy all evidence of the cancer in the face of life-threatening complications—and they succeed. Was Bock’s first cure of the cancer a miracle? Despite mixed opinions among his associates, he returns to the colleague who challenged him and asks, “Can you diagnose a miracle?” Based on observations of cases and colleagues during the 1970s, Can You Diagnose a Miracle? demonstrates the early frustrations of pediatric cancer treatment and the strides that have been made in the field today.
 

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Contents

Chapter ONE
1
Chapter TWO
11
Chapter THREE
24
Chapter FOUR
35
Chapter FIVE
46
Chapter SIX
56
Chapter SEVEN
68
Chapter EIGHT
79
Chapter TWELVE
121
Chapter THIRTEEN
131
Chapter FOURTEEN
143
Chapter FIFTEEN
156
Chapter SIXTEEN
167
Chapter SEVENTEEN
178
Chapter EIGHTEEN
189
Chapter NINETEEN
205

Chapter NINE
89
Chapter TEN
100
Chapter ELEVEN
111
The Epilogue
213
Acknowledgments
215
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