Living and Dying in Brick City by Sampson Davis audiobook

Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home

By Sampson Davis , with Lisa Frazier Page
Produced by Buck 50 Productions
Read by Cary Hite

Urban Audiobooks 9781400069941
8.27 Hours Unabridged
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This is a riveting personal exploration of thehealth-care crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency roomphysician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving. Sampson Davisis best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact inhigh school to become doctors. Their book The Pact and thework they have done with the Three Doctors Foundation have inspired countlessyoung men and women to strive for goals they otherwise would not have dreamedthey could attain. In this book, Dr. Davis looks at the health-care crisis inthe inner city from a rare perspective: that of a doctor who works on the frontline of emergency medical care in the community where he grew up and as amember of that community who has faced the same challenges as the people hetreats every day. He also offers invaluable practical advice for those livingin such communities, where conditions like asthma, heart disease, strokes,obesity, and AIDS are disproportionately endemic. Dr. Davis has struggled withmany of the issues troubling his patients. His sister, a drug addict, died ofAIDS; his brother is now paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair as a result ofa bar fight; and he himself did time in juvenile detention—a wake-up call thatchanged his life. He recounts recognizing a young man with critical gunshotwounds as someone who was arrested with him when he was a teenager during arobbery gone bad, describes a patient with sickle cell anemia whose case ismore complicated than he understands, and explains the difficulty he hasconvincing his landlord and friend, an older woman, to go to the hospital formuch-needed treatment. With empathy and hard-earned wisdom, Living andDying in Brick City presents an urgent picture of medical care in ourcities and an important resource guide for anyone at risk, anyone close tothose at risk, and anyone who cares about the fate of our cities.

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This is a riveting personal exploration of thehealth-care crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency roomphysician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving.

Sampson Davisis best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact inhigh school to become doctors. Their book The Pact and thework they have done with the Three Doctors Foundation have inspired countlessyoung men and women to strive for goals they otherwise would not have dreamedthey could attain. In this book, Dr. Davis looks at the health-care crisis inthe inner city from a rare perspective: that of a doctor who works on the frontline of emergency medical care in the community where he grew up and as amember of that community who has faced the same challenges as the people hetreats every day. He also offers invaluable practical advice for those livingin such communities, where conditions like asthma, heart disease, strokes,obesity, and AIDS are disproportionately endemic.

Dr. Davis has struggled withmany of the issues troubling his patients. His sister, a drug addict, died ofAIDS; his brother is now paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair as a result ofa bar fight; and he himself did time in juvenile detention—a wake-up call thatchanged his life. He recounts recognizing a young man with critical gunshotwounds as someone who was arrested with him when he was a teenager during arobbery gone bad, describes a patient with sickle cell anemia whose case ismore complicated than he understands, and explains the difficulty he hasconvincing his landlord and friend, an older woman, to go to the hospital formuch-needed treatment. With empathy and hard-earned wisdom, Living andDying in Brick City presents an urgent picture of medical care in ourcities and an important resource guide for anyone at risk, anyone close tothose at risk, and anyone who cares about the fate of our cities.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This book just might save your life. Sampson Davis shares fascinating stories from the ER and addresses the inner-city health crisis. His book is an important investment in your most valuable resource: your health.” Suze Orman, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“This book is living proof that behind the boarded up windows of one of America’s most neglected cities, beyond the sorrow and pain, there is much more than we’ve come to expect. There is hope. There is change. There is redemption for Brick City. The book will open your eyes to a part of the world that most of us only see from behind the wheel of a tightly locked car. Sampson Davis is not afraid to lift heavy objects in this world. I’m glad he shared his journey with us, so that we know it is possible.” James McBride, New York Times bestselling author of The Color of Water
“Riveting…Narrator Cary Hite seamlessly captures Davis and his family, friends, and coworkers, as well as the denizens of his emergency room. Listeners are on hand to hear the pain, tumult, and breakneck pace of one of the most dramatic workplaces imaginable. Excellent sound effects add to the atmosphere. Hearing Davis in action illustrates the tough yet compassionate mix that creates the perfect doctor.” AudioFile
“A personal and thought-provoking look at inner-city health.” Booklist
“An emergency-room doctor relates his experiences to the wider emergency of inadequate health care for inner-city residents in places like Newark, N.J., where he grew up and practiced medicine…A page-turning wake-up call.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Sampson Davis

Author Bio: Sampson Davis

Sampson Davis was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Pact, We Beat the Street, and The Bond. He is the youngest physician to receive the National Medical Association’s highest honor, the Scroll of Merit. He is a recipient of Essence and BET humanitarian awards and was named by Essence as one of the forty most inspirational African Americans. He is a founder of the Three Doctors Foundation and practices medicine in New Jersey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English