Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

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In the spirit of Oliver Sacks Awakenings and the TV series House, Dr. Eric Manheimer's TWELVE PATIENTS is a memoir from the Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of twelve very different patients-from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners from Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons-to illustrate larger societal issues. Manheimer is not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital, but… (more)

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With no novel ideas about how to combat obesity generally, Dr. Manheimer settles for trying to help one patient at a time, like encouraging Marta to take advantage of a hospital program that offers the bariatric surgery—at no cost, at least to the lucky recipient.

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Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 10, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 754 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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