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The Blood of Strangers By Frank Huyler

The Blood of Strangers by Frank Huyler

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This collection of stories reveals a side of medicine where small moments interweave with the lives and deaths of the desperately sick and injured. It presents an array of characters - a trauma surgeon who unexpectedly commits suidice, and a man chased across the desert by a heat-seeking missile.

The Blood of Strangers Summary

The Blood of Strangers: Stories from Emergency Medicine by Frank Huyler

Reminiscent of Chekhov's stories, this collection is a visceral portrayal of a physician's encounters with the highly charged world of an emergency room. The author reveals a side of medicine where small moments - the intricacy of suturing a facial wound, the bath a patient receives from her husband and daughter - interweave with the lives and deaths of the desperately sick and injured. The author presents an array of fascinating characters, both patients and doctors - a neuro-surgeon who practices withcraft, a trauma surgeon who unexpectedly commits suicide, a wounded murderer, a man chased across the New Mexico desert by a heat-seeking missile. At times surreal, at times lyrical, at times brutal and terrifying, this text is a literary work that emerges from one of the most dramatic specialties of modern medicine.

About Frank Huyler

Frank Huyler is an emergency physician in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a graduate of Williams College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his poetry has appeared in such periodicals as The Atlantic Monthly, The Georgia Review, and Poetry, among others.

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GOR011383010
9780520218635
0520218639
The Blood of Strangers: Stories from Emergency Medicine by Frank Huyler
Used - Good
Hardback
University of California Press
1999-09-02
163
N/A
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