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Author Cole, James, Dr.

Title Trauma : my life as an emergency surgeon / James Cole.

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Library Connection Non-Fiction    617 COL    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Summary "TRAUMA is Dr. Cole's harrowing account of his life spent in the ER and on the battlegrounds, fighting to save lives. In addition to his gripping stories of treating victims of gunshot wounds, stabbings, attempted suicides, flesh-eating bacteria, car crashes, industrial accidents, murder, and war, the book also covers the years during Cole's residency training when he was faced with 120-hour work weeks, excessive sleep deprivation, and the pressures of having to manage people dying of traumatic injury, often with little support. Unlike the authors of other medical memoirs, Cole trained to be a surgeon in the military and served as a physician member of a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and on a Navy Reserve SEAL team. From treating war casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq to his experiences as a civilian trauma surgeon treating alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the mentally deranged, TRAUMA is an intense look at one man's commitment to his country and to those most desperately in need of aid"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Cole, James, Dr.
Surgeons -- United States -- Biography.
Wounds and injuries -- Surgery.
Traumatology -- United States.
Medicine, Military.
ISBN 9780312552220 (hardback)
031255222X (hardback)

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