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The orange wire problem and other tales from the doctor's office, David Watts

Label
The orange wire problem and other tales from the doctor's office
Title
The orange wire problem and other tales from the doctor's office
Statement of responsibility
David Watts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Western literature has had a long tradition of physician-writers. From Mikhail Bulgakov to William Carlos Williams to Richard Selzer to Ethan Canin, exposure to human beings at their most vulnerable has inspired fine writing. In his own inimitable and unpretentious style, David Watts is also a master storyteller. Whether recounting the decline and death of a dear friend or poking holes in the faulty logic of an insurance company underling, The Orange Wire Problem lays bare the nobility and weakness, generosity and churlishness of human nature." "With disarming candor and the audacity to admit that practicing medicine can be a crazy thing, Watts fills each page with riveting details, moving accounts, or belly-laughs. As the stories in this work unfold, we are witness to the moral dilemmas and personal rewards of ministering to the sick. Whether the subject is the potential benefits of therapeutic deception or telling a child about death, Watts s ear for the right word, the right tone, and the right detail never fails him."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, H. David
Dewey number
610.69/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
R727.3
LC item number
.W383 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 I-076
  • WZ 305
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physician and patient
  • Medicine
  • Physicians
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Medicine
  • Physicians
Label
The orange wire problem and other tales from the doctor's office, David Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: what you might expect to find here -- Facts and lies -- The orange wire problem -- Brain damage -- Let eagles come -- The chart in the window -- Thank you Mr. Nicholson -- Talking about Christmas -- Silence knows the right questions -- One cancer cell -- Anathema -- Telling the truth in the realm of truth -- Ghosts in the machine -- Blood butterfly -- Is something wrong with your prostate? -- The soft animal of the body -- Aspirin and beauty -- Notes from the center of a perpetual breakdown -- Ready for anything -- A critical distance -- The way we know what we know -- Third opinion -- Hanna's volvulus -- The case of the missing molecule -- The pill on the shelf -- Mother Teresa and the problem of care -- The doctor's pill -- Afterword: brilliance
Control code
ocn243960500
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 186 pages
Isbn
9781587298004
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)243960500
Label
The orange wire problem and other tales from the doctor's office, David Watts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: what you might expect to find here -- Facts and lies -- The orange wire problem -- Brain damage -- Let eagles come -- The chart in the window -- Thank you Mr. Nicholson -- Talking about Christmas -- Silence knows the right questions -- One cancer cell -- Anathema -- Telling the truth in the realm of truth -- Ghosts in the machine -- Blood butterfly -- Is something wrong with your prostate? -- The soft animal of the body -- Aspirin and beauty -- Notes from the center of a perpetual breakdown -- Ready for anything -- A critical distance -- The way we know what we know -- Third opinion -- Hanna's volvulus -- The case of the missing molecule -- The pill on the shelf -- Mother Teresa and the problem of care -- The doctor's pill -- Afterword: brilliance
Control code
ocn243960500
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 186 pages
Isbn
9781587298004
Isbn Type
(pb : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008035418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)243960500

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