Author: Andrew Holtz
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Performing Arts
Find out what makes surgical residents tick… • Do surgeons talk about their sex lives while cutting a heart open? • How much time do surgical interns actually spend in the OR? • Do surgeons respond to death as objective doctors or as compassionate people? • How do they react when asked to save the life of an abuser or a criminal or an addict? Since its debut, the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy has raised compelling questions like these. With an emphasis on the personal lives of the surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians, the show has generated a flurry of interest in how these medical professionals really make it through one of the most rigorous educational programs around. How much of the medical drama seen in Grey’s Anatomy is pure entertainment, and how much is an accurate reflection of life both in and out of the OR? Here, a well-known medical journalist provides some answers. He examines a group of new surgical residents at a major teaching hospital in the Pacific Northwest as they tackle the roller-coaster ride of long hours, fascinating procedures, mundane office tasks, and emotional ups and downs that comprise the life of a student of surgery.
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-06-22
Genre: Performing Arts
The 2005-2006 season’s smash hit “Grey’s Anatomy” swiftly eclipsed its “Desperate Housewives” lead-in, in ratings, in critical claim and in vocal viewer enthusiasm. What could have been just another hospital drama is elevated by sharp, clever writing, strong female characters and a stellar ensemble cast of multi-ethnic actors. With 20+ million viewers tuning in every week, “Grey’s Anatomy” was the new must-see television show of the year. From lighthearted relationship speculations to analyses of deeper themes, Grey’s Anatomy 101 gives new perspectives on all facets of the series. If Addison hadn’t showed up, would Meredith and Derek have stayed together? How is “Grey’s Anatomy” the first real 21st century show? Why is everything in “Grey’s Anatomy” so, well, gray? And what would Nietzsche have to say about George O’Malley? The writers in Grey’s Anatomy 101 give fans more of their favorite television show, delivering writing as smart, as funny, and as earnest as the show they love.
Author: Chris Van Dusen
Release Date: 2006-09-12
A sexy, high-concept, behind-the-scenes peek at the lives and loves of Seattle Grace's most popular doctors . . . On ABC's mega-hit Grey's Anatomy, when surgical interns Meredith, Cristina, Izzie, George, and Alex (not to mention neurosurgeon Derek, aka Dr. McDreamy) arent putting in long hours at Seattle Grace Hospital, theyre flirting, gossiping, and drowning their sorrows at the Emerald City Bar. In one location, Nurse Debbie sees it all; in the other, Joe the bartender hears it all . . . Grey's Anatomy is styled as two books in one -- read from one side to get Debbie's hospital scuttlebutt, and from the other for Joe's alcohol-fueled tidbits. Notes from the Nurse's Station and Overheard at the Emerald City Bar are packed with new information on pivotal events. This is the book the show's millions of fans cant wait to read.
Author: Paul A. Ruggieri M.D.
Release Date: 2012-01-03
As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved ones; the ethics of saving the lives of repugnant criminals; the hot-button issues of healthcare, lawsuits, and reimbursements; and the true cost of running a private practice. And he explains the influence of the "white coat code of silence" and why patients may never know what really transpires during surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Ruggieri lays bare an occupation that to most is as mysterious and unfamiliar as it is misunderstood. His account is passionate, illuminating, and often shocking-an eye-opening, never- before-seen look at real life, and death, in the O.R.
Author: Sydney Heron
Release Date: 2008-09-09
Genre: Performing Arts
Dr. Sydney Heron is the perky, cheerful resident who much to the chagrin of her fellow doctors proudly touts her "heal with love" philosophy to anyone who will listen. She practices a special kind of medicine, one that relies heavily on good, old-fashioned TLC. This book will be a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek compilation of "self-help" strategies and "how-to" anecdotes. Written in the context of Grey's Anatomy characters and stories (as witnessed by Dr. Sydney Heron), it will shed new light on familiar Grey's plot points, offer exclusive, brand-new character insights and tell the stories that never appeared onscreen.
Author: Lama Tsultrim Allione
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-05-01
Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis. Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim has a unique perspective on female strength and enlightenment. In Wisdom Rising, she shares from a deep trove of personal experiences as well as decades of knowledge as one of the preeminent teachers of the mandala of the five dakinis. Dakinis are a type of Buddhist female spirit comprised of five families, each with a set of unique qualities, as well as an encumbered pattern or emotional block that gets in the way of your true brilliance: Buddha dakini—ignorance to the all-encompassing wisdom; Vajra dakini—anger to the mirror-like wisdom; Ratna dakini—pride to the wisdom of equanimity; Padma dakini—craving to the wisdom of discernment; Karma dakini—envy to the all-accomplishing wisdom. As a Buddhist nun, Lama Tsultrim yearned to become a mother, ultimately renouncing her vows so she could marry and have a child. When she subsequently lost her first child to SIDS, she was overcome with grief and unsure of where to turn for guidance. She once against found courage through Buddhist female role models and meditations, and, using the mandala of the dakinis, she transformed her pain into faith. Tantric Buddhism developed the mandala as a mediational tool for transformation—a map for integration and wholeness. And through the mandala of the five dakinis, we learn how to embrace the fierce feminine energy of the dakinis. Rather than trying to remove or repress their patterns in our lives, you will instead discover how to transform them into wisdom through meditation, sound, visualization, and other practices. Both practical and inspiring, Wisdom Rising guides you to explore an ancient yet accessible path to enlightenment.
Author: James Cole
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2011-10-11
In this pulse-pounding medical memoir, trauma surgeon James Cole takes readers straight into the ER, where anything can and does happen. TRAUMA is Dr. Cole's harrowing account of his life spent in the ER and on the battlegrounds, fighting to save lives. In addition to his gripping stories of treating victims of gunshot wounds, stabbings, attempted suicides, flesh-eating bacteria, car crashes, industrial accidents, murder, and war, the book also covers the years during Cole's residency training when he was faced with 120-hour work weeks, excessive sleep deprivation, and the pressures of having to manage people dying of traumatic injury, often with little support. Unlike the authors of other medical memoirs, Cole trained to be a surgeon in the military and served as a physician member of a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and on a Navy Reserve SEAL team. From treating war casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq to his experiences as a civilian trauma surgeon treating alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the mentally deranged, TRAUMA is an intense look at one man's commitment to his country and to those most desperately in need of aid.
Author: Andrew Holtz
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science
Provides an informative study of the real-life medical science behind the diagnostic mysteries presented on House, M.D., revealing how medical sleuths actually work and how they follow symptoms to their source while examining each case in detail. Original.
Ponder, if you will ... Why are tennis balls fuzzy? How come birds don't tip over when they sleep on telephone wires? What makes yawning contagious? Why, oh why, do roosters have to crow so early in the morning? Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in When Do Fish Sleep? -- the unchallenged source of answers to civilization's most baffling questions. Part of the Imponderables® series and charmingly illustrated by Kassie Schwan, When Do Fish Sleep? arms readers with the knowledge about everyday life that encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs just don't have. And think about it, where else are you going to get to the bottom of why Mickey Mouse has only four fingers?
A 30-hour shift without sleep is something akin to running a marathon, in terms of sheer exhaustion. Brandon Musgrave should know. While in medical school, he endured many of these grueling shifts, ashave countless other physicians in training.'Hour 30' is a gripping memoir shedding new light on the life of a medical student. From insane work hours to dramatic patient encounters, nothing is censored as the reader is taken through all four years of medical training. Although sometimes graphic in nature, the reader will come away with a new outlook on what really goes on in today's hospitals and medical training programs. This book highlights the remarkable transformation of a novice student into a physician and gives a new take on the doctor-patient relationship. 'Hour 30' is a raw, hardcore memoir written with a positive spin as the author learned to deal with death and dying to realize the calling of his life."
Author: Katrina Firlik
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Release Date: 2007
Presents a memoir by a neurosurgeon, describing the tools in the operating room, the tough ethical dilemmas confronting doctors, some of the author's most bizarre cases, trends in the field, and possible advances on the horizon.
For readers of Henry Marsh's Do No Harm, Paul A. Ruggieri's Confessions of a Surgeon, and Atul Gawande's Better, a pioneering surgeon shares memories from a life in one of surgery’s most demanding fields The 1980s marked a revolution in the field of organ transplants, and Bud Shaw, M.D., who studied under Tom Starzl in Pittsburgh, was on the front lines. Now retired from active practice, Dr. Shaw relays gripping moments of anguish and elation, frustration and reward, despair and hope in his struggle to save patients. He reveals harshly intimate moments of his medical career: telling a patient's husband that his wife has died during surgery; struggling to complete a twenty-hour operation as mental and physical exhaustion inch closer and closer; and flying to retrieve a donor organ while the patient waits in the operating room. Within these more emotionally charged vignettes are quieter ones, too, like growing up in rural Ohio, and being awakened late at night by footsteps in the hall as his father, also a surgeon, slipped out of the house to attend to a patient in the ER. In the tradition of Mary Roach, Jerome Groopman, Eric Topol, and Atul Gawande, Last Night in the OR is an exhilarating, fast-paced, and beautifully written memoir, one that will captivate readers with its courage, intimacy, and honesty.
Author: Andrew Holtz
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Performing Arts
Solve the puzzles of TV's smartest doctor. Brilliant diagnostician Gregory House solves puzzles every day-using not just his vast medical knowledge but his razor-sharp instincts about human behavior. This new volume explores some of the questions raised by the hit TV drama-and does the detective work to get the answers. For any fascinated fan, it's a compelling journey into the real-world medicine behind the captivating cases of Dr. House.