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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
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
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
Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department