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Emergency! by Mark Brown
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Feb 26, 12

it was amazing
Read from July 14 to 16, 2008 , read count: Many

This is one of my absolute favorite books, and I've read it so often that the inner piece of the front cover has come loose from its binding. Because it is broken down into many short pieces, it is the kind of book I can pick up for a few minutes at a time or read it cover to cover in one sitting. I have laughed over the humorous stories and been saddened by the tragic ones.
In an era of HIPAA and other restricted privacy laws, I've found more recent medical books to be bland and watered down when compared to this book and the paramedic book,Rescue 471: A Paramedic's Stories, which is in a similar format that spans the range of emotions.
The only disclaimer I have is that some of the more sensational stories, such as ones about finding objects among the fat rolls of obese patients, have made the rounds on the internet and may seem familiar to those who read medical stories on message boards, humor sites, and the like.
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