Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients

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Editorial Reviews

Sarah Halzack
A gifted storyteller, Ofri provides vivid details that bring readers right into the exam room with her. From a paraplegic New Zealander to an aging Chinese couple who must make difficult choices about how to treat their degenerative illnesses, these patients' stories are not just poignant; they also give insight into the challenges of obtaining health care as an immigrant in the United States.
—The Washington Post
From the Publisher
“Danielle Ofri is a finely gifted writer, a born storyteller as well as a born physician.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
 
“A gifted storyteller, Ofri provides vivid details that bring readers right into the exam room with her . . . describing how her patients’ histories stirred her to practice medicine more compassionately, inspired her with their hope and fortitude.”─Sarah Halzack, Washington Post
 
“Danielle Ofri’s new work presents the reader with artfully controlled chaos. . . . Brisk, fast-paced, and organized with an eye both to variety and recurrence.”─Rachel Hadas, Times Literary Supplement
 
“Her writing tumbles forth with color and emotion. She demonstrates an ear for dialogue, a humility about the limits of her medical training, and an extraordinary capacity to be touched by human suffering.”—Jan Gardner, Boston Globe

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807001264
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 956,571
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Danielle Ofri
Danielle Ofri

Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of Singular Intimacies (Beacon / 7252-4 / $24.00 hc), is an attending physician at Bellevue and the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. She is currently a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the New England Journal of Medicine.
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  • Posted January 26, 2010

    Wow!!!

    I am not a doctor or a patient; I have nothing to do with the world of medicine, so I had a bit of trepidation about reading this book. It turns out that it is so well written that I had nothing to worry about! I loved it; I could hardly put it down. It was so interesting and informative and Ofri's character so attractive; there is no reason to not read this book. Besides, I heard that Ofri gives the doctors or/and residents on her team poems in the mornings to get their days started; how special and cool is that? Also, she is the co-founder and editor at the Bellevue Literary Review, a really excellent, high quality literary journal. She knows her literary stuff!

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