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Singular Intimacies : Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue

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ISBN-10: 0807072524

ISBN-13: 9780807072523

Edition: 2003

Authors: Danielle Ofri

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In the tradition of Abraham Verghese and Atul Gawande, a gripping memoir of learning medicine in the trenches Singular Intimacies is the story of becoming a doctor by immersion at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country-and perhaps the most legendary. It is both the classic inner-city hospital and a unique amalgam of history, insanity, beauty, and intellect. When Danielle Ofri enters these 250-year-old doors as a tentative medical student, she is immediately plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine: mysterious illnesses, life-and-death decisions, patients speaking any one of a dozen languages, overworked interns devising creative strategies to cope with the…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 4/15/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Prologue: Possessing Her Wordsp. 1
Drawing Bloodp. 5
AA Batteryp. 17
Stuckp. 33
Change of Heartp. 53
July 1stp. 71
The Professor of Denialp. 89
The Burden of Knowledgep. 101
In Chargep. 113
Time of Death: 3:27 A.M.p. 130
Immunityp. 138
Finding the Personp. 161
Positivep. 173
M & Mp. 188
Intensive Carep. 208
Mercedp. 222
Epilogue: Possessing Her Wordsp. 237
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
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