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The Resource Life on the ground floor : letters from the edge of emergency medicine, James Maskalyk

Life on the ground floor : letters from the edge of emergency medicine, James Maskalyk

Label
Life on the ground floor : letters from the edge of emergency medicine
Title
Life on the ground floor
Title remainder
letters from the edge of emergency medicine
Statement of responsibility
James Maskalyk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A celebrated humanitarian doctor's unique perspective on sickness, health and what it is to be alive. In this deeply personal book, humanitarian doctor and activist James Maskalyk, author of the highly acclaimed Six Months in Sudan, draws upon his experience treating patients in the world's emergency rooms. From Toronto to Addis Ababa, Cambodia to Bolivia, he discovers that although the cultures, resources and medical challenges of each hospital may differ, they are linked indelibly by the ground floor: the location of their emergency rooms. Here, on the ground floor, is where Dr. Maskalyk witnesses the story of "human aliveness"--our mourning and laughter, tragedies and hopes, the frailty of being and the resilience of the human spirit. And it's here too that he is swept into the story, confronting his fears and doubts and questioning what it is to be a doctor. Masterfully written and artfully structured, Life on the Ground Floor is more than just an emergency doctor's memoir or travelogue--it's a meditation on health, sickness and the wonder of human life
Biography type
contains biographical information
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1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maskalyk, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emergency physicians
  • Hospitals
  • Emergency medicine
Label
Life on the ground floor : letters from the edge of emergency medicine, James Maskalyk
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Publication
Control code
cap16903009
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780385665971
Label
Life on the ground floor : letters from the edge of emergency medicine, James Maskalyk
Publication
Control code
cap16903009
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780385665971

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