Cook County ICU

Cook County ICU

30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases

eBook - 2015
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An inside look at one of the nation's most famous public hospitals as seen through the eyes of its longtime director of intensive care Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a 30-year career in medicine, Cook County ICU offers readers a peek into the inner workings of a hospital. Author Dr. Cory Franklin, who headed the hospital's intensive care unit from the 1970s through the 1990s, shares his most unique and bizarre experiences, including the deadly Chicago heatwave of 1995, treating the first AIDS patients in the country before the disease was diagnosed, the nurse with rare Muchausen syndrome, the only surviving ricin victim, and the professor with Alzheimer's hiding the effects of the wrong medication. Surprising, darkly humorous, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic, these stories provide a big-picture look at how the practice of medicine has changed over the years, making it an enjoyable read for patients, doctors, and anyone with an interest in medicine.
Publisher: [United States] : Academy Chicago Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
ISBN: 9780897339285
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jul 01, 2018

I've been a nurse for 40+ years and thought I'd enjoy this book. At least half of the years were working in Mental Health and I was appalled at how a mentally ill patient was treated by this doctor. I thought the writer was very disrespectful toward the patient and he did nothing to help him, just get him out of the Emergency Dept. as quick as possible. I couldn't read anymore after that.


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