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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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like the medical details, patient descriptions; more of those and less of the fluff. It held my interest, but can't say difficult to put down.Published 1 day ago by S. Walker
If I ever wind up in the ER, hope she is my doc. A very smart compassionate physicianPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 20 months ago by K. Boucher
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 on August 3, 2014 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 on June 4, 2014 by molly2121
Vulgar and highly offensive language. If you like filth, you'll like this book. It was written for the shock value--a trick often employed by those who can't write.Published on September 13, 2013 by Cat