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Author Austin, Paul, 1955-

Title Something for the pain : one doctor's account of life and death in the ER / Paul Austin.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO AUSTIN    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  616.025 AUSTIN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  616.025 AUSTIN    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 297 pages ; 22 cm
Summary In this riveting memoir, an ER doctor reveals how his high-stress career of helping others led to a struggle to save himself.
Contents Introduction: Tool bag -- Night shift -- Still hurting -- The caring curve -- Something so personal -- Declaring a patient -- Ventilator -- Among savages -- Face-to-face -- Mrs. Kelly -- Splinters -- Tucker put his gun to his head -- Longing for sleep -- Seeking rehab -- Somebody's baby -- Sleeping at my mother-in-law's -- Sleeping quarters -- Gunshot wound to the chest -- Why don't you do something? -- Something for the pain -- The devil is a beautiful man -- Rotating shifts.
Subject Austin, Paul, 1955-
Emergency physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Austin, Paul, 1955-
Emergency Medicine -- Personal Narratives.
Emergency Treatment -- psychology -- Personal Narratives.
Physician-Patient Relations -- Personal Narratives.
Physicians -- Personal Narratives.
ISBN 9780393065602 hardcover
039306560X hardcover
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