Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

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Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

Format:  Hardcover,

355 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

Publish Date: Jul 2012

ISBN-13: 9781455503889

ISBN-10: 1455503886

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In the spirit of Oliver Sacks "Awakenings" and the TV series "House, " Dr. Eric Manheimer's TWELVE PATIENTS is a memoir from the Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of twelve very different patients-from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners from Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons-to illustrate larger societal issues. Manheimer is not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital, but he is also a patient. As the book unfolds, the narrator is diagnosed with cancer, and he is forced to wrestle with the end of his own life even as he struggles to save the lives of others.

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Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Publish Date: Jul 2012
ISBN-13: 9781455503889
ISBN-10: 1455503886
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 355
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.2 x 1.3 x 8.9
Walmart No.: 9781455503889

Chapter outline

The One-Strike Lawp. 1
Tanishap. 26
Sunrise to Sunsetp. 60
Beso de Angelp. 82
The Qualificationp. 110
A Heart for Rabinalp. 138
Four Generationsp. 160
The Singularityp. 190
Trauma Detroitp. 223
Index of Suspicionp. 255
The Unloved Womanp. 283
Collateral Damagep. 313
A Note on Methodologyp. 337
Acknowledgmentsp. 339
Indexp. 345
About the Authorp. 355

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In the spirit of Oliver Sacks Awakenings and the TV series House, Dr. Eric Manheimer's TWELVE PATIENTS is a memoir from the Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of twelve very different patients-from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners from Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons-to illustrate larger societal issues. Manheimer is not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital, but he is also a patient. As the book unfolds, the narrator is diagnosed with cancer, and he is forced to wrestle with the end of his own life even as he struggles to save the lives of others.

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