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The two stars are because of the work and research the author obviously undertook.
Salamon, a keen observer and writer, tells the story of Maimonides through the eyes of an unforgettable cast of characters.
Not only do I feel that I learned a great deal from reading this book, but I also found it quite entertaining.
When I first read this, in 2008, it seemed to me an engrossing report of a year at a big city American hospital, focussing on the conflicting pressures and interests within it. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Anne Mills
The book is full of random details that dont add up to a coherent picture of the hospital or of healthcare. Very disappointingPublished 2 months ago by UWS Mom
A well researched book and definitely an eyeopener. Quite a detailed description of the "big business" world of hospitals. A good read.Published 15 months ago by Max
To me Hospital is a good book. It's not what I normally read. I do like medical related books, however this was not really about medicine hardly at all. Read morePublished on December 2, 2011 by Scuba Steve
I'm reading and enjoying this marvelous book. I will have more to say about it later, perhaps, but for now, let me ask this:
Patients of every ethnic group get whatever... Read more
Anytime an author reveals the inside of an institution, in this case a hospital, it is a good thing. The book focuses so much on the administration because that was the source. Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by Citizen John
There is definitely an interesting and highly informative story here. How could there not be, considering that we're dealing with a large urban hospital serving an extremely... Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by MG
I enjoyed reading this book but that was mostly because I worked at the hospital that the book was about. Read morePublished on January 8, 2011 by Arlene Weiner
This is a moving account of a hospital in Brooklyn. It is most rewarding when describing the plight of patients and their interactions with the doctors. Read morePublished on November 24, 2010 by Mike B