Life and Death: The Story of a Hospital Ina Yalof

ISBN: 9780394562155

Published: January 15th 1989

Hardcover

357 pages


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Life and Death: The Story of a Hospital  by  Ina Yalof

Life and Death: The Story of a Hospital by Ina Yalof
January 15th 1989 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 357 pages | ISBN: 9780394562155 | 8.17 Mb

No institution has so captivated and intrigued Americans as the hospital. It is where the miracles of modern medicine meet the mysteries of the human body. It is where life begins and often ends. It embodies our hopes and fears, our capacity forMoreNo institution has so captivated and intrigued Americans as the hospital. It is where the miracles of modern medicine meet the mysteries of the human body.

It is where life begins— and often ends. It embodies our hopes and fears, our capacity for heroism and compassion. Now, based on an unforgettable series of first-person narratives, LIFE AND DEATH takes us behind the scenes for an intimate and inspiring look at one of the best hospitals in the country, New Yorks Columbia-Presbyterian.We witness the pressure-packed decision-making process of the hospitals elite heart transplant team- spend a morning in the delivery room as twelve new lives enter the world- share the emergency staffs struggle to care for one midsummer nights wounded in New York City.

From the ravages of AIDS and cocaine to the rigors of internship to the remarkable redemptive powers of our great healers, LIFE AND DEATH captures the entire range of human experience — the poignancy, pain, and humor that are all part of a days work at this extraordinary institution.



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