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Title:
County : life, death and politics at Chicago's public hospital
Author:
Ansell, David, MD.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Academy Chicago Publishers, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
221 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"The amazing tale of "County" is the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From it's inception as a "Poor House" dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago's Cook County Hospital has been both a renowned teaching hospital and the healthcare provider of last resort for the city's uninsured. COUNTY covers more than thirty years of its history, beginning in the late 1970s when the author began his internship, to the "Final Rounds" when the enormous iconic Victorian hospital building was replaced and hundreds of former trainees gathered to bid it an emotional farewell."--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
The hospital -- 1989 : you should write that book -- 1964-1978 : wounded pigeon syndrome -- 1977 : Cook County Hospital : we'd fit right in -- July 1978 : sink or swim -- 1978 : the cure -- 1978 : is there a doctor in the house? -- General medicine clinic -- ER -- I call it murder -- 1979-1982 : battle-worn -- 1981 : County will do this to you -- 1983-1986 : amateur sociologists -- 1983 : moving on -- Working against the odds -- 1984 : the breast cancer screening program -- 1985 : I'm sticking to the union -- 1989-1992 : designed to fail -- I felt like a human being -- AIDS and the lessons learned -- Crossing the threshold -- 2004 : 'til death do we part -- 2002 : last rounds -- 2008 : "Déjà vu all over again".
ISBN:
9780897336208
Format :
Book

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