Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital (The Inspiration for the NBC Drama New Amsterdam)

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Eric Manheimer

Narrated By: Eric Manheimer

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: July 2012

Duration: 13 hours 13 minutes

Summary:

The inspiration for the NBC drama New Amsterdam and in the spirit of Oliver Sacks, this intensely involving memoir from a former medical director of a major NYC hospital looks poignantly at patients' lives and reveals the author's own battle with cancer.
Using the plights of twelve very different patients--from dignitaries at the nearby UN, to supermax prisoners at Riker's Island, to illegal immigrants, and Wall Street tycoons--Dr. Eric Manheimer 'offers far more than remarkable medical dramas: he blends each patient's personal experiences with their social implications' (Publishers Weekly).
Manheimer was not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital for over 13 years, but he was also a patient. As the book unfolds, the narrator is diagnosed with cancer, and he is forced to wrestle with the end of his own life even as he struggles to save the lives of others.

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  • Anonymous

    I was really excited to read the book after watching the pilot TV show. Unfortunately the narrator/author was too dry for my taste.

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