County [electronic resource] : life, death, and politics at Chicago's public hospital / David A. Ansell.
- ISBN: 9781455126118 (electronic audio bk.)
- ISBN: 145512611X (electronic audio bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital.
- Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2011.
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Read by Bronson Pinchot.
The amazing tale of "County" is the story of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban hospitals. From it's inception as a "Poor House" dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago's Cook County Hospital has been both a renowned teaching hospital and the healthcare provider of last resort for the city's uninsured. County covers more than thirty years of its history, beginning in the late 1970s when the author began his internship, to the "Final Rounds" when the enormous iconic Victorian hospital building was replaced and hundreds of former trainees gathered to bid it an emotional farewell. Ansell writes of the hundreds of doctors who went through the rigorous training process with him, sharing his vision of saving the world and of resurrecting a hospital on the verge of closing. County is ..
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