Ofri learns to navigate the tangled vulnerabilities of doctor and patient, not simply to battle the disease. In the tradition of Abraham Verghese and Atul Gawande, a gripping memoir of learning medicine in the trenches. Danielle Ofri is an attending physician in the medical clinic at Bellevue, with an academic appointment at NYU.
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She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, and her essays have been published in over a dozen literary and medical journals; one chapter of this book was selected by Stephen Jay Gould for The Best American Essays of and received the Missouri Review Editor's Prize for Nonfiction.
She is also associate chief editor of the award-winning textbook The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine. Read more Show all links.
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Boston, Mass. Singular Intimacies is the story of becoming a doctor by immersion at New York's Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country-and perhaps the most legendary.
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Bellevue Hospital. Clinical Clerkship. Medical History Taking. Medical history taking. Women physicians. United States. Linked Data More info about Linked Data. When Danielle Ofri enters the doors of New Yorkas legendary Bellevue Hospital as a tentative medical student, she is plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine: mysterious illnesses, patients speaking any one of a dozen languages, overworked interns devising audacious strategies to cope with the intensity of a big-city hospital.
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In a facility where poverty and social strife are as much a part of the pathology as any microbe, it is the medical students and interns who are thrust into the searing intimacy that is the doctor-patient relationship. With each chapter, Ofri introduces us to a new medical crisis and a human being with an intricate and compelling history. The minute Danielle Ofri entered the doors of Bellevue Hospital, the tentative medical student was plunged into the overcrowded world of urban medicine.
Singular Intimacies : Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue. Danielle Ofri.
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In the tradition of Abraham Verghese and Atul Gawande, a gripping memoir of learning medicine in the trenches Singular Intimacies is the story of becoming a doctor by immersion at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country--and perhaps the most legendary. It is both the classic inner-city hospital and a unique amalgam of history, insanity, beauty, and intellect.
When Danielle Ofri enters these year-old doors as a tentative medical student, she is immediately plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine: mysterious illnesses, life-and-death decisions, patients speaking any one of a dozen languages, overworked interns devising creative strategies to cope with the feverish intensity of a big-city hospital.