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Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

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Staff Review: "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital" by Eric Manheimer


What do a South American Immigrant, a cancer patient, and prisoners that live in New York all have in common? They all were somehow treated or impacted by the Bellevue Hospital. The author Eric Manheimer, writes about 12 different patients that he has treated and gotten to know during this time at the hospital, along with history about the medical field, the hospital itself, how the government influences the hospitals, and history about why so many immigrants came to New York. This book is a slow read, especially for someone who does not read much non-fiction or historical books. That being said, this book is very educational, eye-opening, and very well written.

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction

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