Confessions of a Surgeon

In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost.

Confessions of a Surgeon

Confessions of a Surgeon

As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost. He shares the successes, failures, remarkable advances, and camaraderie that make it exciting. He uncovers the truth about the abusive, exhaustive training and the arduous devotion of his old-school education. He explores the twenty-four-hour challenges that come from patients and their loved ones; the ethics of saving the lives of repugnant criminals; the hot-button issues of healthcare, lawsuits, and reimbursements; and the true cost of running a private practice. And he explains the influence of the "white coat code of silence" and why patients may never know what really transpires during surgery. Ultimately, Dr. Ruggieri lays bare an occupation that to most is as mysterious and unfamiliar as it is misunderstood. His account is passionate, illuminating, and often shocking-an eye-opening, never- before-seen look at real life, and death, in the O.R.

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Confessions of a Surgeon
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Paul A. Ruggieri M.D.
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-03 - Publisher: Penguin

As an active surgeon and former department chairman, Dr. Paul A. Ruggieri has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of his profession. In Confessions of a Surgeon, he pushes open the doors of the O.R. and reveals the inscrutable place where lives are improved, saved, and sometimes lost.
Confessions of a Knife
Language: en
Pages: 223
Authors: Richard Selzer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:

Merging art and religion with science, these largely autobiographical essays delve deeply into the emotional territory of medicine commonly avoided by other writers. This collection, first published in 1979, utilizes the physical body as a means to explore the human mind and soul. Never hesitant to admit his own frailties,
Confessions of an English Opium-eater
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Authors: Richard Selzer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1862 - Publisher:

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Pages: 288
Authors: Julian Hawthorne
Categories: Prisons
Type: BOOK - Published: 1893 - Publisher:

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