Emergency Doctor

Front Cover
Random House, Nov 27, 1996 - Medical - 384 pages

A crane falls on a hapless mother of two, almost crushing her to death . . . A trauma victim of a helicopter crash desperately clings to life . . . A paralegal aide suffers a violent seizure from a cocaine overdose and gasps for breath . . . Welcome to the ER at Bellevue Hospital, the frontline trenches of medicine where doctors fight around-the-clock to save lives at a frenetic pace of quick decisions and real life-and-death drama.

Some three hundred people slam through these hospital doors every day. Gunshot cops, battered kids, drug addicts, and suicides. Destitute drunks, bag ladies, AIDS sufferers, and accident victims. It's a bizarre parade of humanity looking for help in the one place they know they can find it: the ER.

"Gut-wrenching, heartwarming, and instructive about the exigencies of this branch of medicine as practiced at this legendary institution."
--Publishers Weekly

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - iayork - LibraryThing

Emergency Doctor: This book was mainly a teaching tool about the hospital noted int the title. Not a memoir about the life of an Emergency Room Doctor. Granted I did learn some new things, however if you have any medical training it is the same as what you were taught in classes. Read full review

Emergency doctor

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

New York City's Bellevue Hospital is one of a dwindling number of American hospitals which care for everyone who comes to them, regardless of the patient's ability to pay. On Bellevue's front line is ... Read full review


An Overturned Crane
First Do No Harm
Learning to Juggle

27 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

Edward Ziegler is a former editor at Reader's Digest.

Bibliographic information