Critical care

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Morrow, Feb 1, 1992 - Fiction - 248 pages
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This darkly humorous fictional debut concerns the plight of Werner Ernst, a second-year medical resident, and the dilemmas he confronts in caring for patients in the intensive care unit of a major metropolitan hospital. The novel captures the terrible isolation of a young doctor wrestling with his conscience.

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Critical care

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This novel moves between the extremely vivid realities of a hospital's intensive care unit to the surreal dreaming of terminally ill patients. It describes the hospital setting from the viewpoint of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Garland McQuinn - Goodreads

This book could be "The House Of God" for my generation. Wickedly funny, but I'm not sure I would recommend this to anyone who isn't familiar with critical care medicine. Most of the book could sound ... Read full review


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Richard Dooling is a writer and a lawyer. His second novel, "White Man's Grave, " was a finalist for the National Book Award, and he has also been a finalist for a National Magazine Award. His work has appeared in "The New Yorker, " the "New York Times, "and the "Wall Street Journal, "among many other publications. He lives with his wife and children in Omaha, and commutes online to Bryan Cave, LLP, in St Louis, where he specializes in developing Web-based legal products.

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