Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation's ER's

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Overview

* A suicide attempt by an "explosive" young man...
* The "hidden secrets" of a grotesquely obese patient...
* A couple whose amorous acrobatics get out of hand...
* A child brought back from the dead...

Bristling with the raw power of reality, this riveting book recounts true tales of life and death from the emergency rooms of America. Dr. Mark Brown asked over 15,000 fellow ER staffers to share their most unforgettable moments. Now, in their own voices, these real ER personnel bring us their most poignant, ...

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Overview

* A suicide attempt by an "explosive" young man...
* The "hidden secrets" of a grotesquely obese patient...
* A couple whose amorous acrobatics get out of hand...
* A child brought back from the dead...

Bristling with the raw power of reality, this riveting book recounts true tales of life and death from the emergency rooms of America. Dr. Mark Brown asked over 15,000 fellow ER staffers to share their most unforgettable moments. Now, in their own voices, these real ER personnel bring us their most poignant, heartbreaking, laugh-out-loud hilarious, or shocking moments from the war zone of medicine. Discover the manic antics and incredible skills of ER doctors when a girlfriend's smooch nearly becomes a kiss of death...a farmer's severed foot hitches a ride to the hospital...a premature baby fights valiantly for life...and all of the unforgettable cases that come through the swinging doors of the emergency room.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Funny, sad, shocking, and sometimes almost unbelievable."--Kirkus Reviews

"An emergency room physician takes you inside the harrowing, heartening world of life and death medicine. It's no TV show."--USA Weekend

"Irresistible...A book few will be able to lay down."--Anniston Star

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312962654
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 259,457
  • Product dimensions: 4.24 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Brown, M.D., is a graduate of both Harvard Law School and Dartmouth Medical School, and has practiced emergency medicine for the past eleven years. He lives in California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2007

    Couldnt put it down!

    I bought this book origanally because my husband works as a charge nurse in the ER with Dr Mark Brown (the Author) I wanted to see what all the hype was about. I was not dissapointed! The moment I started reading I never put it down.There were so many stories. I couldnt help myself, I read it from beggining to end without stopping! I myself, am in nursing school, after reading this book I have decided the ER is where I need to be. I found myself laughing out loud, tearing up and praying for a good ending... sometimes all in the same story. I recommend this book to anyone interestead in the true stories of the ER, and anyone wanting to know more about the differnt world in which Doctors, Nurses and Techs subject themselves to daily. Keep a box of Kleenex nearby for both happy and unhappy tears. I can't wait for Vol 2!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    Enlightening and Intriguing, Wonderful Book for Healthcare Workers and Patients Alike

    This book is well written and includes some interesting stories of the ER. I am a pharmacy student and found this to be both sad and funny at times, since I can relate to some of the situations. My mom is currently reading it and thinks it is very entertaining and enlightening. I was even reading it in a doctor's office and the doctor asked where I got it because he wanted to read it. So basically, this is a very good book that lets you into the lives of some emergency professionals. Maybe the book would even help the average person go a little easier on emergency personnel after they know what they go through.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

    A Humorous and Interesting Book

    This book was a lot of fun to read. The author put together a humorous look at the Emergency Room patient and the troubles that doctors face. You'll be amazed and amused as you read through case file after case file.

    This book is a quick read and one that will keep you in "stitches!" Well worth the money!

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  • Posted April 4, 2009

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    Great short stories.

    Some of the funniest and grossest short stories that I've ever read. Not even sure if grossest is a word, but that's the only way to describe some of them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2007

    Really good book.

    I am an ER tech at a busy hospital. I read this book in 2 days! (It usually takes me 3 months to read a book this size.) I have to say that I have seen some things very similar to a lot of the stories. This book made me laugh so hard at most of the silly things patients went to the ER for...or things they said. It is so true! This is a great book for anyone who wants to know exactly how the ER employees handle some of the things they have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. After reading it and telling a few people at work about it, several people wanted their own copy of the book. I told them I got it at Barnes and Noble and that they only had one copy in the store. Several of them wanted a copy so bad that they went to the store to order it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2006

    Great Book!!

    This was an awesome book that showed me a lot about the ER. It was like reading Untold Stories of the ER.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2003

    Awesome, Unbelievable Book

    I want to be an Emergency Room Doctor one day, and this book sealed the deal. All the true stroies were unbelievable, and exciting. This book was a true page turner; I could never put it down. Once I finished reading the book, I wanted more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2000

    GREAT!!!!!

    I love this 1 peticular book!! All I can say is that it's just great!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    Riveting Reality!

    You will cry tears of laughter and tears of sadness, it is amazing! Dr. Brown has captured and brought to life the mystery of the ER! Forget about t.v. Read this factual heart felt take on what really happens in our Er's across the country. It will touch the depths of your soul and you will be greatful for all who work in the PIT!

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