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People of the ER

By: Philip Allen Green MD
Narrated by: David de Vries
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Summary

Standing in the trauma room of an emergency department is like standing at ground zero of a nuclear reaction, only it's not radiation that is released - but stories. Stories that are told and retold, sometimes just until the end of the shift, but sometimes for decades.

A survivor of domestic violence makes it to the hospital but cannot trust anyone. An anonymous man passes away after being taken to the emergency room, and no one can identify him. The spouse of a cancer patient must decide whether to force her to undergo chemotherapy or to let her pass away in peace.

These stories - and all the rest in People of the ER - grapple with what it means to be human in the face of trauma and death.

Written by the author of Trauma Room Two, People of the ER delves deeper into the lives of the patients and staff that work in a small, rural emergency room.

©2017 Philip Allen Green (P)2017 Tantor

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What an excellent story teller!

I'm not a medical person but I do love books about the subject inc pathology etc so when they one popped up in the Plus Catalogue I gave it a whirl.
What a book! Philip Allen Green weaves his memories from the ER room into wonderful, technicolour stories which go beyond the usual rote of patient ailments. He gives humanity to each of them in a way not often found in this genre.
David De Vries narrates it beautifully and while I have no idea if he and the author sound even remotely alike, his voice carries the stories perfectly as if they are his own.
A couple of reviewers mentioned about mis-pronouciation grating with them but being British listening to an American, there are so many differences already I would be pressed to know if he had fluffed some medical term so I can't say this was an issue to me.

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Surprisingly Moving

Surprisingly moving and surprisingly emotional book with a mixture of great short stories around an ER doctor.
You get a great sense of people's characters and start to feel for not only the doctor who's writing the stories but the patients that come into the ER.

It also helps to be read by David de Vries one of the best audio book narrators in my opinion.

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Interesting read

Interesting stories about the variety of people that end up in the ER. Real, gritty account.

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Interesting listen

I really enjoyed listening to this book, makes people realise that hospital staff are as human as we are.. and how patients can affect them with the highs & lows

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Very good listen

short stories of patients met in the ER by the treating physician. Some made me cry and I will remember them.

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