Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd by Cory Franklin MD

By Cory Franklin MD

An inside of examine one of many nation’s most renowned public hospitals as obvious throughout the eyes of its longtime director of extensive care
 
packed with tales of odd scientific situations and unforgettable sufferers culled from a 30-year profession in medication, Cook County ICU deals readers a peek into the interior workings of a health facility. writer Dr. Cory Franklin, who headed the hospital’s extensive care unit from the Seventies throughout the Nineteen Nineties, stocks his most unusual and peculiar reviews, together with the lethal Chicago heatwave of 1995, treating the 1st AIDS sufferers within the nation ahead of the sickness was once clinically determined, the nurse with infrequent Muchausen syndrome, the one surviving ricin sufferer, and the professor with Alzheimer’s hiding the results of the inaccurate medicine. outstanding, darkly funny, heartwarming, and occasionally tragic, those tales supply a big-picture examine how the perform of medication has replaced through the years, making it an relaxing learn for sufferers, medical professionals, and somebody with an curiosity in medicine.

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