One Hundred Days My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient

ISBN-10: 0375706739
ISBN-13: 9780375706738
Edition: N/A
Authors: David Biro
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/13/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

It is a situation we all fear and none of us can imagine: a life-threatening diagnosis. But what if the person receiving the diagnosis--young, physically fit, poised for a bright future--is himself a doctor? At thirty-one David biro has just completed his residency and joined his father's successful dermatology practice. Struck with a rare blood disease that eventually necessitates a bone marrow transplant, Biro relates with honesty and courage the story of his most transforming journey. He is forthright about the advantages that his status as a physician may have afforded him; and yet no such advantage can protect him from the anxiety and doubt brought on by his debilitating therapies. The pressures that Biro's wild "one hundred days" brings to bear on his heretofore well-established identity as a caregiver are enormous--as is the power of this riveting story of survival.

One of New York magazine's Top Doctors, David Biro, MD, practices in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He lives with his wife and twin boys in New York City.

Elusive Diagnosis
Waiting Game
Preparations
Room with a View
Days of Silence
Marrow Rescue
Recovery
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