Hot Lights, Cold Steel : Life, Death And Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years (Paperback)

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A Mayo Clinic orthopedist recounts his tumultuous four years as a surgical resident, describing dramatic cases during which he was forced to make life-changing decisions for his patients and moonlight at a local emergency room in order to earn extra money. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. *Author: Collins, Michael J. *Subtitle: Life, Death And Sleepless Nights in a Surgeons First Years *Publication Date: 2006/01/24 *Number of Pages: 305 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 8.25 *Height: 5.50

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312352691
SKU 31291372
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312352697
Release Date 1/24/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 5.5H x 8.25L x 0.5T
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"Collins describes powerfully how he came to understand that his calling was not just to develop as a skilled surgical technician, but to treat his patients humanely as individuals."
"[D]own to earth, fast-paced, and frequently funny....highly animated--and rich in encounters both sad and hilarious."
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Annotation Michael Collins is an orthopedic surgeon who did his residency at the Mayo Clinic. In this memoir of those four years, he writes frankly and convincingly about the constantly alternating horror and exhilaration. As he learns not only to save lives through his increasing skill but to face death as well, Collins provides an often blackly funny behind-the-scenes look at the world of hospital care. He also chronicles--amusingly--his personal life, which was enriched and complicated by the children (an eventual total of 12) he and his wife continued to produce despite the stresses of his residency.
First Line The ER doors crashed open and the paramedics powered through. I trotted beside them as they wheeled the patient into Trauma One.
Editors Note A Mayo Clinic orthopedist recounts his tumultuous four years as a surgical resident, describing dramatic cases during which he was forced to make life-changing decisions for his patients and moonlight at a local emergency room in order to earn extra money. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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