County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago's Public Hospital

by David A. Ansell, Quentin Young
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ISBN-10:
0897336208
ISBN-13:
9780897336208
Pub. Date:
05/31/2011
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
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COUNTY 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Gerry65 More than 1 year ago
If you liked the show ER, you'll love this book. This is a one night read. I could not put it down. This book tells the story of a young doctor who goes to the legendary Cook County Hospital to train in the late 1970s. The hospital is a decrepit place, full of political patronage employees, short of supplies, and threatened for closure. It is fighting for it's life and the lives of the downtrodden patients, mostly Black and Mexican who have nowhere else to go. It speaks of battles and demonstrations, young doctors confronting patient dumping, AIDS and growing minions of uninsured. I received a pre- publication galley from a friend so the book is not officially out but when it comes, if you are interested in healthcare in America... Read this!