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Life on the line : young doctors come of age in a pandemic / Emma Goldberg.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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3 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lake Park LINK Site 362.1962 GOL (Text) 33500013421920 New On holds shelf -

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  • ISBN: 9780063073388
  • ISBN: 0063073382
  • Physical Description: 295 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-295).
Summary, etc.:
Weaving together in-depth interviews with doctors, their diaries, and notes, this page-turning account follows the medical students who received their degrees early to help treat thousands of critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City during the height of the pandemic.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #2
    Tragically, around 3,000 health professionals caring for COVID-19 patients have died from the illness in the U.S. at this time. Journalist Goldberg reports on the unusual experiences of six valiant, hardworking physicians in their twenties who opted to graduate from medical school three months early to work temporarily in overwhelmed hospitals in New York during the first half of 2020. It is a diverse group in regard to religion, ethnicity, and sexual identity. What they have in common is a striking sense of altruism, empathy, and devotion to duty. They're also understandably fretful about their inexperience as newly minted MDs and the potential for contracting COVID-19. Memorable, emotional, and even everyday anecdotes fill the pages. One young doctor spots a long white truck lettered Dead Inside that's parked outside the hospital. An overwhelming miasma of grief and loss hovers over medical personnel, patients, and families alike. Goldberg's close-up look at inspiring, fast-tracked med-school graduates who became essential front-line pandemic physicians is bracing and invaluable. Still with lots to learn, these heroes already have so much to offer. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- > New York (State) > New York.
COVID-19 (Disease) > New York (State) > New York.
Emergency physicians > New York (State) > New York.
Coronavirus Infections |x epidemiology
New York, NY
United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Medical (incl. Patients)
MEDICAL > Epidemiology.
MEDICAL > Infectious Diseases.
COVID-19 (Disease)
Emergency physicians.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography / Medical (Incl. Patients)
Biography & Autobiography.

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