Doctors to the Rescue

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For weeks, Dodamin Solis had been having trouble breathing. The doctors who examined him saw right away that something was wrong and rushed him to a hospital. There, tests showed that he needed surgery for a heart valve that was leaking blood. Without the operation, he might die within hours-and even with it, he had only a 50-50 chance of surviving. Could the doctors save his life?

Look inside to find out more about how doctors help patients like Dodamin Solis. As you do, you'll...

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Overview

For weeks, Dodamin Solis had been having trouble breathing. The doctors who examined him saw right away that something was wrong and rushed him to a hospital. There, tests showed that he needed surgery for a heart valve that was leaking blood. Without the operation, he might die within hours-and even with it, he had only a 50-50 chance of surviving. Could the doctors save his life?

Look inside to find out more about how doctors help patients like Dodamin Solis. As you do, you'll go behind the scenes to learn how these medical professionals prepare and train for their job. You'll also discover how doctors use their quick thinking and expert emergency skills to help many different kinds of patients-from professional athletes and earthquake victims to tiny newborn babies.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Rachelle Andrade
For those who want to make a difference in the lives of others, few careers are as rewarding as that of a doctor. This title from the high interest "The Work of Heroes: First Responders in Action" series gives readers a glimpse inside some of the stressful situations that doctors encounter each day. True stories from the emergency room, surgical suite, and even the battlefield demonstrate the impact that these heroes have on people who are sick or injured. Several chapters are dedicated to the bravery and commitment of paid and unpaid first responders in emergency situations such as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Color photos of doctors and medics in action make these tragic events seem even more real to the reader. Children will also learn the importance of general physicians and specialists in meeting the health needs of the public. Also enlightening are the testimonies of doctors who are glad they chose this particular career path. New or difficult words are printed in bold and are defined in the glossary, and a spread helps readers become familiar with the different instruments that a doctor may use during an examination or surgery. This book is recommended for those at a third grade reading level, but the subject matter will likely appeal to nonfiction readers of all ages. Parents should be warned, however, that some of the photos may be a bit graphic for young or sensitive readers who may not be ready to see puddles of blood or medical students practicing on cadavers. Reviewer: Rachelle Andrade
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Table of Contents

Emergency! 4

A Risky Operation 6

Becoming a Doctor 8

Slice on the Ice 10

Baby Doctors 12

Desperate Choices 14

Bare-Bones Surgery 16

A Floating Hospital 18

World Responders 20

On the Battlefield 22

Improved Methods 24

Why Be a Doctor? 26

Doctors' Equipment 28

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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