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What really happens in the operating room of a hospital? Is real life just like ER Grey’s Anatomy or House ? Dr. Paul Whang Anaesthetist reveals operating room curses and superstitions the characteristics of a good surgeon the personalities of the specialists caring for them and the patients that doctors fear. Operating Room Confidential shares the inner truths about the operating room to the reader: the quirky strange hidden rhythms and routines that occur inside and around the O.R. What do doctors talk about during your surgery? If a surgical instrument falls to the floor is the five-second rule observed? What characters do doctors encounter on a typical twenty-four-hour call shift? What are the personality quirks of doctors who practise different specialties? There are few books that give an insider’s view of the fascinating and sometimes strange rituals and protocols of the operating room as well as the people who work there. Written by a doctor on the O.R. team Operating Room Confidential is based on real people and actual incidents and takes the reader on a journey that unveils the way the hospital works in an accessible conversational style without intimidating medical jargon. Insightful and funny this is a must-read for the curiosity seeker and anyone who has been or will be on the operating room table.
- ECW Press, April 2010
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