Hurt: The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma Care

Hurt: The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma Care

by Catherine Musemeche
Hurt: The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma Care

Hurt: The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma Care

by Catherine Musemeche


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Trauma is a disease of epidemic proportions that preys on the young, killing more Americans up to age thirty-seven than all other afflictions combined. Every year an estimated 2.8 million people are hospitalized for injuries and more than 180,000 people die. We take for granted that no matter how or where we are injured, someone will call 911 and trained first responders will show up to insert IVs, stop the bleeding, and swiftly deliver us to a hospital staffed by doctors and nurses with the expertise necessary to save our lives. None of this happened on its own. Told through the eyes of a surgeon who has flown on rescue helicopters, resuscitated patients in trauma centers in Houston and Chicago, and operated on hundreds of trauma victims of all ages, Hurt takes us on a tour of the advancements in injury treatment from the battlefields of the Civil War to the state-of-the-art trauma centers of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611687965
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 721,896
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

CATHERINE MUSEMECHE, MD, is a pediatric surgeon and former professor of surgery at the University of Texas Medical School. She is the author of Small: Life and Death on the Front Lines of Pediatric Surgery.

Table of Contents

Introduction • PART I: TRANSPORT • Along for the Ride • The Lessons of War • The Weakest Link • Learning to Fly • Rescue Warriors • PART II: TREATMENT • Hurt • The Color of Blood • A Tower of Terror • Off-Road MD • PART III: POST-TRAUMA • The Save • Our Plastic Brains • The Trauma Within • The Road Back • Losing a Limb, Finding a Cause • Acknowledgments • Notes • Index

What People are Saying About This

Paul Ruggieri

“Hurt is a fascinating journey through the history of trauma care in this country. Musemeche's unique ability to weave moving, personal stories with intriguing facts takes this book well beyond a great read. It is an education in the human spirit.”

John Raffensperger

“Dr. Musemeche deserves accolades for writing Hurt. It should become a best seller, be in every doctor’s library and required reading for students and residents.”

Sue Baker MPH

"This is an amazing book—absolutely spellbinding, from a powerful writer. Dr. Musemeche has done a super job."

R. Lawrence Moss

“Like an expert translator who makes a work of literature accessible to people who don’t speak its language, Dr. Musemeche provides us all with a vivid view into the fascinating history of treating the injured.”

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