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Trauma: My Life as an Emergency Surgeon

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  • Posted November 18, 2011

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND/A MUST READ!!!!

    This is an unbelievable and very interesting book. That one human being has done as much as this individual in his lifetime is amazing. The best part of it is he stays humble and lets us know how much his family means to him.

    The shock is we work with him in our Trauma Center and are very proud of what he does for the pts and how he handles the families, but we never knew this part of his story. Unbelievable!!! We have always respected him, but like all true soldiers he never ever tells you about his military experiences. That makes him a true hero to all.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Hands down, greatest book I've ever read.

    Dr. James Cole takes you along the ride through his surgical training starting after his internship. As a high school pre med student I found this book to be extremley informative and incredibly enertaining. I had to do a report on it and I can honestly say I have never had so much fun writing an essay. Bottom line-- you'll laugh, you'll cry, but most importantly you'll wanna jump in and help save lives.

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    At the beginning of his book, Dr. Cole writes of himself and his

    At the beginning of his book, Dr. Cole writes of himself and his fellow trauma professionals, "we are nothing special."  Yet after reading this account of his extraordinary life, I came away finding him quite special.

    Dr. Cole's love of his country and medicine -- especially trauma surgery -- shine through in every word. Much of the book is a presumably factual account of his experiences with trauma medicine during his medical training, in the military and as an attending surgeon. I really like the way he organized the chapters into vignettes around specific themes (not strictly in chronological order). The stories felt more impactful to me that way, and I found myself caring about the outcomes.

    Aside from the facts, Dr. Cole also weaves in his opinions on topics from America's involvement in the Middle East, to the rampant dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. He shares his triumphs, struggles and disappointments. I felt that his personal perspective added texture to the story without ever being "preachy".

    I found this to be a fascinating and eye-opening book, and would gladly read more from the author. Highly recommended for anyone interested in real-world medicine.

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