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“Among all the recent books on medicine, Critical Care stands alone.“ — Pauline Chen, author of Final Exam

“A must read for anyone who wants to understand healthcare. Extraordinary.” — Elizabeth Cohen, MPH, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent

Critical Care is the powerful and absorbing memoir of Theresa Brown—a regular contributor to the New York Times blog “Well”—about her experiences during the first year on the job as an oncology nurse; in the process, Brown sheds brilliant light on issues of mortality and meaning in our lives.

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    Critical Care

    Great book...but very very sad.. I have the utmost respect for all nurses...actually more so then most doctor's. In all my experiences with hospitals and the care of my dying loved ones, it's the nurses that cared enough to be there for us...and most didn't make it seem that it was just their job!!

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