Nurse: The True Story of Mary Benjamin, R.N.

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Berkley Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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A shocking, inspirational bestseller, Nurse is the story of eight weeks in the life of a nurse in a large urban hospital. It is all here: the joy and pain, the death and drama, the mistakes, successes, and secrets. Nurse reads like a novel, but sticks in the memory like real experience-because it is.

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User Review  - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing

This does NOT read like a novel. There is some very good description, and a lot of lengthy philosophizing on the role of a nurse in hospitals. The question is how much has changed in almost 40 years? Read full review

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User Review  - KaterinaBead - LibraryThing

Sometimes I pick up a book for its cover. The line "Doctors don't keep you alive. I do." was compelling enough for me. Read full review


A Certain Day on Eight Cook
The Acid Test of Nursing
The Heart and the Hard Part

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About the author (2007)

Peggy Anderson was a newspaper reporter and author in Philadelphia. Her national bestseller, Nurse, inspired a TV movie and series, which won an Emmy Award. Ms. Anderson passed away in January 2016.

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