Twelve Patients by Eric Manheimer audiobook

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

By Eric Manheimer
Read by Eric Manheimer

Grand Central Publishing 9781455503889
13.18 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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In the spirit of Oliver Sacks and the inspiration for the NBC drama New Amsterdam, this intensely involving memoir from a Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital looks poignantly at patients' lives and highlights the complex mind-body connection. 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 is not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital, but he is 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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Summary

Summary

One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Nonfiction

In the spirit of Oliver Sacks and the inspiration for the NBC drama New Amsterdam, this intensely involving memoir from a Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital looks poignantly at patients' lives and highlights the complex mind-body connection. 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 is not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital, but he is 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ambitious…Dr. Manheimer paints a stirring portrait of the physicians’ dedication to caring for patients regardless of social standing or ability to pay.” Wall Street Journal
“Far more than an on-the-spot account of the oldest public hospital in America. Instead, Dr. Eric Manheimer provides us with something even more meaningful. By tracing the stories of twelve very different patients, he illuminates seldom-seen connections between medical diseases and societal issues, including income disparity, immigration, mental illness, teenage depression, gang violence, and knowledge of health issues. Health care has never seemed more immediate.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“Captivating…An exquisite—and often exquisitely depressing—patchwork of joy and pain.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Perhaps the most moving tale of all is Manheimer’s own—as a cancer patient, he learns far more about despair and hope than most physicians can imagine. Manheimer offers a window onto a unique hospital and the wisdom of a healer who tends with equal skill to patients and the world.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Eric Manheimer

Author Bio: Eric Manheimer

Eric Manheimer, MD, was the medical director at Bellevue from 1997 to 2012 and is a clinical professor at the New York University School of Medicine and internist who trained at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He has had a long interest in international health, working in Haiti and Pakistan and in medical anthropology, history, the social sciences, and literature, particularly of Latin America. He travels extensively with his wife in Latin America and Mexico.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English