Emergency Doctor

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Harper Collins, May 11, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages

Hundreds of people slam through its doors every day: gun-shot cops, battered kids, drug addicts, and suicides, destitute drunks, homeless people, 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 frontline trenches of medicine: the emergency room of the legendary Bellevue Hospital. Here, an army of doctors and nurses faces the onslaught of young and old, rich and ragged, sick and dying. All day, all night. All year. This is their story -- an around-the-clock drama of the unexpected: a crane falling on a hapless pedestrian; a crazed executive wearing two-thirds 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 ... and true.

 

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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

Contents

An Overturned Crane
1
First Do No Harm
8
Learning to Juggle
16
A Mornings Rounds
28
Doing a Decent Thing
38
A Shock and a Dive
48
A Question of Poison
59
The Making of a Medical Student
71
Human Warmth and a Drink of Gasoline
176
A Leap and an Inspection
187
A Doctor on Call
197
Notes on a Juggernaut
208
About Children
220
An Aneurysm and a Dangerous Diet
228
About AIDS
239
A Peanut and a Mercury Injection
255

Becoming an Emergency Doctor
80
The Carriage Trade
97
A Midday Arrival
108
An Alkaloid Plague
121
The Case of the Crazed Executives
131
Creepie Crawlies
142
A Blonde and a Severed Leg
153
A Lesson and a Crash
164
Moulage Day
265
Knocking Back a Few
279
Pokeweed Headaches and Tribal Medicine
293
No Place to Go
308
A Day and a Night to Remember
322
Toward Medical Victory
341
Afterword
353
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Edward Ziegler is a former editor at Reader’s Digest.

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