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001    ocn954669522 
003    OCoLC 
005    20170502030327.0 
008    161216s2017    nyu      b    000 0 eng   
010      2016043492 
020    9781101981443|q(hardcover) 
020    110198144X|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)954669522 
042    pcc 
049    CKEA 
050 00 RJ45|b.S545 2017 
082 00 618.92|223 
084    BIO026000|aBIO017000|aFAM034000|2bisacsh 
092    618.9200 
100 1  Silver, Elizabeth L.,|d1978-|eauthor. 
245 14 The tincture of time :|ba memoir of (medical) uncertainty 
       /|cElizabeth L. Silver. 
264  1 New York :|bPenguin Press,|c2017. 
300    x, 258 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-258). 
520    "Growing up as the daughter of a dedicated surgeon, 
       Elizabeth L. Silver felt an unquestioned faith in 
       medicine. When her six-week-old daughter, Abby, was rushed
       to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with sudden seizures, 
       and scans revealed a serious brain bleed, her relationship
       to medicine began to change. The Tincture of Time is 
       Silver's gorgeous and haunting chronicle of Abby's first 
       year. It's a year of unending tests, doctors' opinions, 
       sleepless nights, promising signs and steps backward, and 
       above all, uncertainty : The mysterious circumstances of 
       Abby's hospitalization attract dozens of specialists, none
       of whom can offer a conclusive answer about what went 
       wrong or what the future holds. As Silver explores what it
       means to cope with uncertainty as a patient and parent and
       seeks peace in the reality that Abby's injury may never be
       fully understood, she looks beyond her own story for 
       comfort, probing literature and religion, examining the 
       practice of medicine throughout history, and reporting the
       experiences of doctors, patients, and fellow caretakers. 
       The result is a brilliant blend of personal narrative and 
       cultural analysis, at once a poignant snapshot of a 
       parent's struggle and a wise meditation on the reality of 
       uncertainty, in and out of medicine, and the hard-won 
       truth that time is often its only cure. Heart-wrenching, 
       unflinchingly honest, and beautifully written, The 
       Tincture of Time is a powerful story of parenthood, an 
       astute investigation of the boundaries of medicine, and an
       inspiring reminder of life's precariousness"--|cProvided 
       by publisher. 
650  0 Medicine|xPractice. 
650  0 Cerebrovascular disease in children|vCase studies. 
650  0 Infants|xDiseases. 
650  0 Parenthood. 
650  0 Children of physicians|vBiography. 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xPersonal Memoirs.|2bisacsh 
650  7 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY|xMedical.|2bisacsh 
650  7 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS|xParenting|xGeneral.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Infants|xDiseases.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00972126 
650  7 Parenthood.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01053396 
655  7 Autobiographies.|2lcgft 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aSilver, Elizabeth L., 1978- author.
       |tTincture of time.|dNew York : Penguin Press, 2017
       |z9781101981467|w(DLC)  2016058648 
994    92|bCKE 
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