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Confessions of a Surgeon

By Paul A. Ruggieri M.D.
  • ISBN Code: : 1101554045
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Medical
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
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As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved ones; the ethics of saving the lives of repugnant criminals; the hot-button issues of healthcare, lawsuits, and reimbursements; and the true cost of running a private practice. And he explains the influence of the "white coat code of silence" and why patients may never know what really transpires during surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Ruggieri lays bare an occupation that to most is as mysterious and unfamiliar as it is misunderstood. His account is passionate, illuminating, and often shocking-an eye-opening, never- before-seen look at real life, and death, in the O.R.

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  • Pdf File: a-great-game.pdf

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Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada’s Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey. In the tumultuous beginnings of hockey, the fights were as much off the ice as on it. This engaging new book is about the hockey heroes and hard-boiled businessmen who built the game, and the rise and fall of legendary teams pursuing the Stanley Cup. With a historian’s perspective and fan’s passion, Stephen Harper presents a riveting and often-surprising portrait, capturing everything from the physical contests on the rinks to the battles behind the scenes. Stephen Harper shows that many things have stayed the same. Rough play, fervent hometown loyalties, owner-player contract disputes, dubious news coverage, and big money were issues from the get-go. Most important in these early years was the question: Was hockey to be a game of obsessed amateurs playing for the love of the sport, or was it a game for paid professionals who would give fans what they wanted? Who should be responsible for the sport—including its bouts of violence—both on and off the ice. A century ago, rinks could melt, and by halftime the blades screwed to the players’ shoes could be sinking in mud. It was during this time that the unsuccessful Toronto Professionals of 1908 and the victorious Toronto Blue Shirts of 1914 battled for the city’s very first Stanley Cup. Against the fanatical opposition of amateur hockey leaders, these “forgotten Leafs” would lay the groundwork for the world’s most profitable hockey franchise. In paying tribute to these hockey pioneers and the contagious loyalty of their fans, Harper resurrects the history of hockey’s first decades. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of the game’s greatest arenas and earliest star players, this entertaining and original book will captivate you from start to finish.

The Organ Thieves

By Chip Jones
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982107545
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: the-organ-thieves.pdf

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks meets Get Out in this “startling…powerful” (Kirkus Reviews) investigation of racial inequality at the core of the heart transplant race. In 1968, Bruce Tucker, a black man, went into Virginia’s top research hospital with a head injury, only to have his heart taken out of his body and put into the chest of a white businessman. Now, in The Organ Thieves, Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist Chip Jones exposes the horrifying inequality surrounding Tucker’s death and how he was used as a human guinea pig without his family’s permission or knowledge. The circumstances surrounding his death reflect the long legacy of mistreating African Americans that began more than a century before with cadaver harvesting and worse. It culminated in efforts to win the heart transplant race in the late 1960s. Featuring years of research and fresh reporting, along with a foreword from social justice activist Ben Jealous, “this powerful book weaves together a medical mystery, a legal drama, and a sweeping history, its characters confronting unprecedented issues of life and death under the shadows of centuries of racial injustice” (Edward L. Ayers, author of The Promise of the New South).

Neurological, Psychiatric, and Developmental Disorders

By Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Committee on Nervous System Disorders in Developing Countries
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Book Code : 9780309170932
  • Total of Pages : 458
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 424
  • Pdf File: neurological-psychiatric-and-developmental-disorders.pdf

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Brain disordersâ€"neurological, psychiatric, and developmentalâ€"now affect at least 250 million people in the developing world, and this number is expected to rise as life expectancy increases. Yet public and private health systems in developing countries have paid relatively little attention to brain disorders. The negative attitudes, prejudice, and stigma that often surround many of these disorders have contributed to this neglect. Lacking proper diagnosis and treatment, millions of individual lives are lost to disability and death. Such conditions exact both personal and economic costs on families, communities, and nations. The report describes the causes and risk factors associated with brain disorders. It focuses on six representative brain disorders that are prevalent in developing countries: developmental disabilities, epilepsy, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and stroke. The report makes detailed recommendations of ways to reduce the toll exacted by these six disorders. In broader strokes, the report also proposes six major strategies toward reducing the overall burden of brain disorders in the developing world.

101 Tansania - Reiseführer von Iwanowski

By Andreas Wölk
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  • Publisher : Iwanowski's Reisebuchverlag
  • Book Code : 3864574021
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: 101-tansania-reiseführer-von-iwanowski.pdf

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Tansania ist ein Land der Superlative und einer der vielfältigsten und abwechslungsreichsten Staaten Afrikas. Es verfügt über die größten und schönsten Nationalparks (u. a. Serengeti), den höchsten Berg (Kilimanjaro) und den größten (Lake Victoria) sowie den tiefsten See (Lake Tanganjika) des Kontinents! An den legendären Traumstränden des Sansibar-Archipels können Urlauber nach aufregenden Safari- und Trekkingerlebnissen stilvoll entspannen. Der Tansania-Experte Andreas Wölk stellt in diesem kompakten Reiseverführer die lohnendsten Reiseziele und Lodges in 101 doppelseitigen Farbporträts vor, ergänzt durch reisepraktische Infos. In vier Kapiteln beschreibt er alles Wissenswerte zu den Themen "Natur & Landschaft", "Tierwelt", "Menschen, Geschichte & Kultur" und "Safaris". Im abschließenden Kapitel "Camps und Lodges" legt er den Fokus auf rund 50 besonders schöne und außergewöhnliche Unterkünfte.