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The Blood of Strangers: True Stories from the Emergency Room

The Blood of Strangers: True Stories from the Emergency Room (Paperback)

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A haunting and exquisitely-observed collection of medical vignettes that brilliantly captures the intense drama of the Emergency RoomReminiscent of Chekhov's stories, The Blood of Strangers is a visceral portrayal of a physician's encounters with the highly charged world of an emergency room. In this collection of spare elegant stories, Dr Frank Huyler reveals a side of medicine - the intricacy of suturing a facial wound, the bath a patient receives from her husband and daughter - interwoven with the lives of the sick and injured. The author presents an array of fascinating characters, both patients and doctors - a neurosurgeon who practices witchcraft, a trauma surgeon who unexpectedly commits suicide, a wounded murderer, a man chased across the New Mexico desert by a heat-seaking missile. At times surreal, at times lyrical, at times brutal and terrifying, The Blood of Strangers is a deeply affecting first book from one of the most dramatic specialities of modern medicine.

BiographyTrue storiesHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & health Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 24/01/2001 ISBN-13: 9781841155494  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Frank Huyler is an emergency physician in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His poetry has appeared in various journals and magazines in America. He is 33.

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