Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital (Paperback)Eric Manheimer (author)
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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 was not only the medical director of the country's oldest public hospital for over 13 years but he was 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.
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 228 x 150 x 26 mm
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