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Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases By Cory Franklin John Pruden,

  • Title: Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases
  • Author: Cory Franklin John Pruden
  • ISBN: 9781515904311
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a thirty 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 ChiFilled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a thirty 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 Muchausen 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.
    Cook County ICU Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a thirty year career in medicine Cook County ICU offers listeners a peek into the inner workings of a hospital Auth

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    1. Dr Cory Franklin is the physician you want if you re facing a medical emergency Compassionate, caring, and extremely knowledgeable, this book shares his decades as director of the ICU at the infamous Cook County Hospital.Dr Franklin was there through some of the most tumultuous times in the medical fields, from treating AIDS patients when little was known about the disease, to the extreme heat wave of 1995, to a sole survivor of a ricin attackhe was on the front lines and leading the way.It didn [...]

    2. If you love medicine and healthcare you will love those stories 30 years of service bring so many engaging stories.

    3. Listened to in audio format.I enjoy books with a medical theme and this did not disappoint me.In this book Dr Franklin recounts stories about his colleagues and patients during his 32 years in medicine Some of Dr Franklin s stories are listed above but he also recounts The time when he was the on set Medical Advisor to Harrison Ford during The Fugitive The extremely rude surgeon and the junior doctor who answered him back over the operating table The patient who presented Dr Franklin with a plat [...]

    4. I stopped 20% into this one The things the author found funny were not funny to me For example, he played a trick on another medical professional using a dead patient I felt bad for the patients and thought several things sounded like grounds for a lawsuit Might as well quit while I m ahead since I would assume that the author put the best stories at the beginning of the book Such a let down because this book had so much potential.

    5. Franklin seems to assume the reader has a familiarity with Chicago and Chicago politics He was head of intensive care at Cook County Hospital, which was later renamed for a Chicago politician, not for any of the hospital staff His stories and remembrances were entertaining and covered many aspects of hospital life and his early training.

    6. Audio book, very enjoyable to listen to on my commute Not super exciting, but very accurate and some very good stories I was all set to give this book 3.5 stars and round it up to be kind because of the subject matter I am a physician and like books by physicians IF they don t come across as arrogant and Dr Franklin is truly humble and a very upright, decent, noncritical fellow A bit too diplomatic at times, possibly.When I got to the last chapter which was FABULOUS, as it explained WHY HIPPA is [...]

    7. Great sample of stories that highlight Cook County s unique position as a public health system The anecdotes touch on both the extraordinary instances in a physician s life and give a glimpse into the deeply entrenched systemic issues that cause health disparities some notable mometns systemic issues ER, recidivism, bandaid to problem, uses of ER for homeless relief etc AIDS the utter incomprehensible nature of the disease at first, health system s incapacity to deal with it jail crime gangs bas [...]

    8. This audiobook was addictive I couldn t stop listening to the unusual cases and often humorous stories told by this medical professional If you liked House when it was on TV and the medical case of the week format, you ll really enjoy this It s on Hoopla for audio An interesting slice of life.

    9. I wish I understood why books like this intrigue me so much This guy does have some interesting stories I ll bet he could write 10 books this length I wish this one had been longer The chapters about being an adviser on a movie set were interesting, as were some of the historical parts of his job treating people whose names would be recognizable.

    10. An internal medicine doctor from one of the few hospitals in Chicago which would take patients without insurance shares anecdotes from his 30 years of experience in the medical field The stories range from personal highs and lows to some exceptional medical cases.Definitely a fascinating and an engaging read I d like to start handing this to the high school grads who think they want to go into medicine It does a good job of providing a balanced view of working in the medical field from the joys [...]

    11. This was a light and entertaining memoir of a doctor who worked in several hospitals but primarily practiced in Cook County Chicago Nothing grotesque just stories about random things that happened to this doctor during his various shifts It was a very enjoyable read if you like medical stuff

    12. I loved the historical perspective as both a nurse practitioner and Chicago resident I think most medical professionals would find the book interesting and relatable There wasn t a lot of medical jargon and was written for a lay person to understand Good writing and fun to read.

    13. Fairly interestingThis was an easy read about a Dr whom worked at Cook County I was entertained until about the last chapter I don t know if that was me, or the book The stories about the patients was the most interesting parts of the book.

    14. Good book with insights from as great Dr Unfortunately not many today south his heart The last chapter is definitely a must read for every person.

    15. If you like medical behind the scenes stories, this book won t disappoint The doctor tells it like it is, sometimes with humor.

    16. Started fine, engaging and entertaining, but devolved into boring, clinical descriptions of when to go or not to go to a hospital An interesting read if you re from Chicagoland.

    17. Enjoyed the first half of the book The second half didn t keep my attention as well since the stories we re not as entertaining His stories were amusing and memorable.

    18. Great Wonderful medical story teller The book is hard to put down It helps that the author is a doctor who has experienced these things himself.

    19. As a healthcare professional in the background, I appreciated the many stories and anecdotes from the front lines I believe almost everything because I have seen and heard much of it myself I say almost everything because the story about playing tricks on colleagues with deceased patients bodies was so disgusting I can only hope it was embellished I don t WANT to believe that allegedly professional and successful doctors are treating my mother s dead body like a toy puppet Overall, very interest [...]

    20. Cory Franklin, MD, spent most of his thirty year career as a doctor in the Intensive Care Unit at Chicago s Cook County Hospital This book presented vignettes of incidents that happened to him there as well as at other hospitals in other cities while he studied to be a doctor Through his stories, the reader can gain some insight into how the medical profession works and how and why it has changed One point that he raised several times was the way medical students, interns, and residents were oft [...]

    21. COOK COUNTY ICU is a fascinating and well written peek into the career of an Intensive Care Unit doctor Franklin s story is an incredible one that has taken him from rubbing elbows with Hollywood elite as a technical adviser on the set of The Fugitive to serving some of the nation s poorest communities at a free clinic Franklin isn t haughty he s than willing to admit when he makes a mistake or talk about the shortcomings and egos that muck up the medical profession He s also willing to talk to [...]

    22. Cook County ICU was definitely entertaining, but got dinged at the end First, let s start with the positives the stories are awesome With 30 years of history, Cory shares stories of working with celebrities, meeting fantastic people, the character of New York med school, and much I literally laughed at loud at a few places, and definitely had to blame onion chopping ninjas at others I listened to Cook County as an audiobook, and from that perspective, I thought the pacing of the book flowed wel [...]

    23. I loved this book It was like having your own TV medical drama without all of the over the top or bad acting Along with the anecdotes he includes, he provides interesting medical information such as chapter 8 concerning alcoholism You walk along with Dr Franklin as he does his rounds and get in first hand on his interesting cases, meeting his fascinating patients Some will make you laugh and some will make you cry Dr Franklin doesn t use this book to make himself out to be the perfect doctor You [...]

    24. Interesting Medical Stories I propose that is a category requiring capitalization I lived in Chicago for 10 years or so, so I am interested in Cook County Hospital, now called Roger Stroger, because things must be named after politicians or huge corporations now, in the 21st Century.You have to be in the right mood to enjoy reading amusing stories about your favorite injured and dead patients, I would caution, before recommending this book.The author, son of a doctor, a doctor himself, is intent [...]

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