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Author Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-

Title Confessions of a surgeon [Axis 360 electronic resource] : the good, the bad, and the complicated-- : life behind the O.R. doors / Paul A. Ruggieri.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Berkley Books, [2012]
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 256 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-256).
Contents Introduction -- The making of a surgeon -- Are surgeons human? -- First, try not to harm -- The white coat code of silence -- Get out of my operating room -- Surgeons hate surprises -- This won't hurt a bit -- Patients are the best teachers -- Thoughts on death and lawsuits -- Will your surgeon be there?
Summary In this book, Dr. Ruggieri opens the operating room doors and unlocks the secrets of the inscrutable place where lives are saved and lost. Here, he exposes an occupation that is valiant, sometimes suspect, and largely misunderstood.
Subject Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-
Surgeons -- Biography.
Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-
General Surgery -- Autobiography.
Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-
Surgeons -- Biography.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Ruggieri, Paul, 1959- Confessions of a surgeon. First edition 9780425245156 (DLC) 2011038205 (OCoLC)727703479
ISBN 9781101554043 (electronic bk.)
1101554045 (electronic bk.)
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