Weekends at bellevue : Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER. / Julie Holland.
- ISBN: 9780553906974 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2009.
|Summary, etc.:|| NATIONAL BESTSELLERJulie Holland thought she knew what crazy was. Then she came to Bellevue. For nine eventful years, Dr. Holland was the weekend physician in charge of the psychiatric emergency room at New York City's Bellevue Hospital. In this absorbing memoir, Holland recounts stories from her vast case files that are alternately terrifying, tragically comic, and profoundly moving: the serial killer, the naked man barking like a dog in Times Square, the schizophrenic begging for an injection of club soda to quiet the voices in his head, the subway conductor who watched a young woman pushed into the path of his train. Writing with uncommon candor, Holland supplies not only a page-turner with all the fast-paced immediacy of a TV medical drama but also a fascinating glimpse into the inner lives of doctors who struggle to maintain perspective in a world where sanity is in the eye of the beholder.
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Bantam, 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2077 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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