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Twelve patients : life and death at Bellevue Hospital / Eric Manheimer.

Manheimer, Eric. (Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 362.21 M277t 2012 (Text) 33126024560280 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch 362.21 M277t 2012 (Text) 33126022880029 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781455503872 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1455503878 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781455503889
  • ISBN: 1455503886
  • Physical Description: vii, 355 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st trade paperback ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
"The inspiration for the new NBC drama New Amsterdam"--Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
The one-strike law -- Tanisha -- Sunrise to sunset -- Beso de angel -- The qualification -- A heart for Rabinal -- Four generations -- The singularity -- Trauma Detroit -- Index of suspicion -- The unloved woman -- Collateral damage.
Summary, etc.:
A former medical director of Bellevue Hospital in New York offers stories from the case histories of twelve patients, ranging from a homeless man to a prominent Wall Street financier, to humanize current social issues.
Subject: Manheimer, Eric.
Bellevue Hospital.
Hospital patients > New York (State) > New York > Case studies.
Hospital care > New York (State) > New York > Case studies.

  • Baker & Taylor
    A former medical director of Bellevue Hospital in New York offers stories from the case histories of twelve patients, ranging from a homeless man to a prominent Wall Street financier, to humanize current social issues.
  • Grand Central Pub
    The inspiration for the NBC drama New Amsterdam and in the spirit of Oliver Sacks, this intensely involving memoir from a former medical director is a "humanitarian and heartbreaking tapestry where modern medicine confronts the atrocities of life" (Kirkus Reviews).

    Using the plights of twelve very different patients--from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners at Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons--Dr. Eric Manheimer "offers far more than remarkable medical dramas: he blends each patient's personal experiences with their social implications" (Publishers Weekly).

    Manheimer was not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital for over 13 years, but he was also a patient. As the book unfolds, the narrator is diagnosed with cancer, and he is forced to wrestle with the end of his own life even as he struggles to save the lives of others.

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