The Blood of Strangers : True Stories from the Emergency Room Paperback
by Frank Huyler
A haunting and exquisitely-observed collection of medical vignettes that brilliantly captures the intense drama of the Emergency RoomReminiscent of Chekhov's stories, The Blood of Strangers is a visceral portrayal of a physician's encounters with the highly charged world of an emergency room.
In this collection of spare elegant stories, Dr Frank Huyler reveals a side of medicine - the intricacy of suturing a facial wound, the bath a patient receives from her husband and daughter - interwoven with the lives of the sick and injured.
The author presents an array of fascinating characters, both patients and doctors - a neurosurgeon who practices witchcraft, a trauma surgeon who unexpectedly commits suicide, a wounded murderer, a man chased across the New Mexico desert by a heat-seaking missile.
At times surreal, at times lyrical, at times brutal and terrifying, The Blood of Strangers is a deeply affecting first book from one of the most dramatic specialities of modern medicine.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 24/01/2001
- Category: True stories
- ISBN: 9781841155494