Hundreds of people slam through its doors every day: gun-shot cops, battered kids, drug addicts, and suicides, destitute drunks, homeless people, AIDS sufferers, and accident victims. It's a bizarre parade of humanity looking for help -- in the one place they know they can find it. Welcome to the frontline trenches of medicine: the emergency room of the legendary Bellevue Hospital. Here, an army of doctors and nurses faces the onslaught of young and old, rich and ragged, sick and dying. All day, all night. All year. This is their story -- an around-the-clock drama of the unexpected: a crane falling on a hapless pedestrian; a crazed executive wearing two-thirds of a three-piece suit; a pretty paralegal aide struggling with an on-the-job cocaine overdose; a trauma victim of an East River helicopter crash clinging to life. It's terrifying, tragic, triumphant ... and true.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.04(d)|
About the Author
Edward Ziegler is a former editor at Reader’s Digest.
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i really loved this book it taught me alot of thing i didn't know and refreshed a lot that i knew it really made me interested in toxicology, and the way different drugs work..it also made me want to work at bellevue to get some great ed experience I've hi lited almost the whole book and always go back to it for info dr gold frank has inspired me to continue my goals in the medical field,,to go to nursing school and work in toxicology dept so many drugs and interactions and reactions and just knowing what to give and do..i'll probally would buy his toxicology books and read them