God's Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine
Victoria Sweet's new book, SLOW MEDICINE, is on sale now!
For readers of Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, a medical “page-turner” that traces one doctor’s “remarkable journey to the essence of medicine” (The San Francisco Chronicle).
San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hôtel-Dieu (God’s hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves—“anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times” and needed extended medical care—ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Eoin - www.librarything.com
3.4 A contemplative and curious remembering of San Francisco's almshouse. Serviceably written with forgivable repetition and clunk, this book is an interesting argument against prevailing tends in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - m2snick - LibraryThing
So well written and engaging, this is an entertaining, informative, and inspirational book and I loved it. It demonstrates how health care used to be and How it should/could be now. Every legislator ... Read full review
Eight WEDDING AT CANA
Nine HOW I FELL IN LOVE
Ten ITS A WONDERFUL COUNTRY
Eleven RECALLED TO LIFE
Twelve THE SPIRIT OF GODS HOTEL