- Series: Emergency! (Book 1)
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (September 15, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312962657
- ISBN-13: 978-0312962654
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 125 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #991,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Emergency!: True Stories From The Nation's ERs Mass Market Paperback – September 15, 1997
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“Funny, sad, shocking, and sometimes almost unbelievable.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“An emergency room physician takes you inside the harrowing, heartening world of life and death medicine. It's no TV show.” ―USA Weekend
“Irresistible...A book few will be able to lay down.” ―Anniston Star
About the Author
Mark Brown, M.D., is a graduate of both Harvard Law School and Dartmouth Medical School, and has practiced emergency medicine for the past eleven years. He lives in California.
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Taking a quick scan of the book, it refreshed my memory. This is a compellation of stories from medical personnel: the good, bad and, ugly. As with any profession there are the funny stories, but unfortunately there are the sad stories as well.
I enjoyed reading the book, but as I mentioned above, it’s like other books of this ilk. Nothing stands out but I do remember enjoying the read.
I give this book 4 out of 5 – well worth reading if you are interested in this subject.
My favorite story was "Frank". It has some strong language, but it's what I always wanted to see happen at our hospital when we got an especially irritating patient.
There was even a story about a teen from my small town.
I loved having my emotions go from laughing to crying in a short time frame. It's all part of the job in the ER and I was happy to know I wasn't the only one feeling that way.
And, if you read this book, you'll know the answer to that age old question of "Got Milk?"
LET ME ASSURE any reader that you will find compassion and help in the ER, but do not take to heart the conversations u may hear pieces of. With all the stuff we encounter we'd go looney if we couldn't return shift after shift, if we didn't have a vent or good laugh. We aren't laughing at you or about you, we laugh because if we didn't, we'd be crying hysterically. Who wants a hysterical RN or MD who can't quit crying from the patient that just died who they tried to desperately to revive, trying to examine or place an IV in you.
Great work, when's the next book coming?