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Stories from the Emergency Department Paperback – March 31, 2011
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Dr. Engrav is not a professional writer but with that said she does more than a passable job at relating life in an ER to the reader. Her stories are genuine and laced with humor, sadness, tragedy and some amazing triumphs.
I would recommend the book, it's a good read.
One of the last of the hardcover books left on my shelf is The Making of Modern Medicine: Turning Points in the Treatment of Disease by Michael Bliss and the next book was the Kindle version of Stores from the Emergency Room by Mary Beth Engrav, MD.
I originally combined both reviews into one because after completing my reading, I was left with the same feeling of bewilderment: these books were very well written, interesting to read but ultimately left me unsatisfied and unlikely to read them a second time.
Stores from the Emergency Room was an interesting collection of anecdotes of interesting cases Dr Engrav had encountered while an emergency room physician. The stories reminded me of the Emergency Room itself: tell the story, get the patient off to a specialist.
Perhaps I'm picky, but I seriously wanted more background: hospital background, background of Emergency Medicine in that hospital, background of Dr Engrav herself. Something. Anything more than, "here's the patient - here's what we did -- there goes the patient." Yawn.
I had a hard time coming up with a rating for this book and I've decided on ***/***** but in reality, I would give it 3.5/5 stars. Well-written but ultimately unsatisfying.
Their patience and compassion are indeed admirable qualities.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If I ever wind up in the ER, hope she is my doc. A very smart compassionate physicianPublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved the book. I worked over 15 yrs. in the ER and it was my favorite nursing job. The book might seem a little crazy to some, but it captures the unusual things that happen in... Read morePublished 7 months ago by "Matthew 24"
I enjoyed this book quite a bit but the editing bothered me at times. Worth a read though! It had some excellent stories and it was very insightful.Published 15 months ago by K. Boucher
Anther excellent true story medical book.Really grate book .I find it truely amazing that 80percent of graduating Doctors and Vetrenerians are women how far we've come in... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer Chris & Pamela
Interesting in the difference between United Kingdom practice of medicine and the US. It was not as exciting and the patients stories were not as interesting as I had hoped, but... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Margaret A. Joyner
I really lives the book it brought a lot of perspective of being a ER doctor and what they go through. Sad happy mixed emotions.Published 24 months ago by molly2121
I was dumbfounded by the unprofessional writing in this book. As other Amazon customers have so aptly put it, the grammar, punctuation and common sense of this book completely... Read morePublished on September 20, 2013 by Bird Lady