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Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
4.1 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
When Michael Collins decided to become a surgeon, he was totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins' success in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents, Collins felt inadequate and unprepared. All too soon the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gave way to the feeling he was a
The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.2 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
An exquisite memoir about how to live-and love-every day with ''death in the room,'' from poet Nina Riggs, mother of two young sons and the direct descendant of Ralph Waldo Emerson, in the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air.
''We are breathless, but we love the days. They are promises. They are the only way to walk from one night to the other.''
Nina Riggs was just thirty-seven years old when initially diagnosed with breast cancer-one small spot. Within a year, the mother of two sons,
We Are All the Same: A Boy's Courage and a Mother's Love
4.2 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
The extraordinary story of the little South African boy whose bravery and fierce determination to make a difference despite being born with AIDS has made him the human symbol of the world's fight against the disease, told by the veteran American journalist whose life he changed. Five million more people contracted HIV last year alone. We've all seen the statistics, and they numb us; on some level our minds shut down to a catastrophe of this scope. As with other such immense human tragedies in
How Your Surgeon Feels: Lifetime Essays In The Art and Science Of Surgery
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ean: 9781440114182, isbn: 1440114188,
4.7 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
In the vast array and vitriol of our National Health debate , the doctor's voice , especially that of the surgeon , is rarely solicited , and seldom heard . It is mostly the clamor of patients you hear or the rancor of politicians . This compendium of lifetime essays will restitute an imbalance that is long overdue . The collection speaks to how a practicing surgeon really feels about the vital medical issues of our day , and what needs to be done to improve his life's work and his dedicated