Emergency Doctor

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Ballantine Books, Nov 13, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 364 pages
Some three hundred people slam through its 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. Welcome to the front-line trenches of medicine: the emergency room of the legendary Bellevue Hospital. Here an army of doctors and nurses -- and director Dr. Lewis R. Goldfrank -- face the onslaught of young and old, rich and ragged, sick and dying. All day, all night. All year. This is their story -- a round-the-clock drama of the unexpected. . . . A crane falling on a hapless pedestrian . . . a crazed executive wearing two thrids of a three-piece suit . . . a pretty paralegal aide struggling with an on-the-job cocaine overdose . . . a trauma victim of an East River helicopter crash clinging to life . . . It's terrifying, tragic, triumphant, true. And it's the one story you'll never forget. "Illuminating and knock-down thrilling enough to leave readers exhausted." -- The Washington Post Book World

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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

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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


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

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