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About the Author

Dr. Mary Beth Engrav is a Board Certified Emergency Physician. She has practiced Emergency Medicine for 20 years.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 190 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456570684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456570682
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,241,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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 ERs! No two days alike and great esprit de corps that exists among staff in the ER. People don't work there unless they love it and so they work well together. Plenty of tragedy but enough little emergencies and even funny things so it doesn't get you down. This author captures it!
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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 40years.This doctor takes you inside the loony tunes emergency room. It's like your standing right next to her.She gives you a extreme fast track in her world.From high accidents tripping over the family pet to to falling off roofs putting up Xmas light's.To unexpected deaths.And don't forget the complaints from patients family's and its not even the patient complaining.These E.R. docs has to put up with a lot.A Highly informative read A huge congrats on book.Happy New Year Chris or Pamela
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This is obviously a self-published book. Nothing wrong with that but where the heck was the proof reading before it went to print? I haven't seen that many typo's, suspect grammar and words missing from sentences in a book since, well, I have never seen so many errors! A good editor would have taken this book from good (which is what I think it is) to really good or great.

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.
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This is so much better than the usual kind of snarky tell all books about the ER. I love the "you can't make this stuff up" stories. She tells them with a wonderful balance of medical information, humor and fascination with what will patients pop up in the ER with next? If I ever end up in an ER I hope I get someone like her as my doctor.
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I decided to take advantage of my hour long lunch hour by taking part of it and reading books. Right now, I'm concentrating on non-fiction, Medical History books; eventually, I'll get back into reading fiction.

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.
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By KMN on February 28, 2012
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Great book! I've read it twice. I always thought that life in the ER must be interesting at times and I enjoyed reading some of Dr. Engrav's most memorable experiences. The real life stories are entertaining and thought-provoking. The book describes both humorous and serious cases that the author and her coworkers have encountered. It's the real life stuff that makes the good stories and viewing on television shows like Grey's Anatomy, ER, etc. If you always wanted to be a "fly on the wall" to see what really goes on in the ER, you'll enjoy this book too.
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I enjoyed this book alot but I started reading this book and then it was done. This is a very quick read filled with good information and some humor. Buy this book if you want to fill a few hours with a quick enjoyable read.
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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 overshadowed the literary content. I guess I have become spoiled by competent authors. It's obvious that no editor could have been involved in this mess. I found myself continuing to read it for the comic relief. No, the laughs were not intended by the author. Example: "Quickly the cop pulled out his Taser and tasted the patient." Really??? There were a multitude of similar careless errors which the author apparently didn't notice. This book is absolute amateur hour. Don't waste your time.
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