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Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a 30-year career in medicine, Cook County ICU offers listeners a peek into the inner workings of a hospital. Author Cory Franklin, MD, who headed the hospital's intensive care unit from the 1970s through the 1990s, shares his most unique and bizarre experiences, including the deadly Chicago heatwave of 1995, treating the first AIDS patients in the country before the disease was diagnosed, the nurse with rare Munchausen syndrome, the only surviving ricin victim, and the professor with Alzheimer's hiding the effects of the wrong medication. Surprising, darkly humorous, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic, these stories provide a big-picture look at how the practice of medicine has changed over the years, making it a must-listen for patients, doctors, and anyone with an interest in medicine.

©2015 Cory Franklin (P)2016 Tantor

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"Franklin provides an excellent firsthand perspective on life in the medical trenches." ( Booklist)

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Amazing journey of a wonderful man.

The book is amazing and narrator did a wonderful job in presenting it. I highly recommend this book for everyone who is interested in the subject but also especially recommended for people working in the field of medicine.

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Recommended for everyone working in this field

I have to say, I'm sorry I didn't read or hear this book earlier! The stories are gold and the storyteller golder! I would like to hear more of this in the future! Good job!