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The Emergency Room: Lives Saved and Lost - Doctors Tell Their Stories

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From the divine to the absurd, the triumphant to the tragic, this one-of-a-kind collection gathers together 30 extraordinary true stories of doctors in the emergency room. Alternately hair-raising, heartwarming and hilarious, Emergency Room captures the chaos, hope, horror and profound relief that doctors face every day on hospitals' front lines.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Little, Brown and Company
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A brief collection of stories from emergency room doctors in the mid-1990s, some doctors like Perri Klass, Michael Palmer, and Samuel Shem whose work I have read in the past, others less familiar to me. All of the stories were interesting, most referring to either a particular patient who left an impression or a typical shift in the doctor's hospital. While I suspected some of the stories from the familiar authors would have been ones I'd read before, I didn't remember any of them. All in all, a...more
Mandy Huot
Excellent book. Although I've always enjoyed these types of books, I stumbled upon this one by accident (or was it?)

Being a former nursing student, switched to Criminal Justice, reading stories of doctors (and sometimes nurses) still makes me feel part of the field. This book was an excellent dosage of medical story telling, from the plane out weird, to the heart grabbing, emotional stories of loss.

Highly reccomend this book for anyone plainly interested in reading stories from ER doctors, to E...more
I don't understand why this book has such low ratings. While I wish I could give it a 3 and 1/2, I found it to be rather good.
Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
Very literary version of emergency room stories. a great read raw brutal and honest
Good short stories, however they are explicit. A laugh and a tear. Quick read.
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