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County : life, death, and politics at Chicago's public hospital

Author: David A Ansell
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Academy Chicago Publishers, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal Narratives
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Ansell
ISBN: 9780897336208 0897336208
OCLC Number: 694223917
Description: 221 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cook County Hospital --
1989 : you should write this book --
1974 : wounded pigeon --
1977 : Cook County Hospital : we'd fit right in --
1978 : sink or swim --
1978 : the cure --
1978 : is there a doctor in the house? --
General medicine clinic --
ER --
"Some call it murder" --
1979-1982 : senior medical resident --
1981 : county will do this to you --
1983-1986 : amateur sociologists : moving on --
Working against the odds --
1984 : the breast cancer screening program --
1985 : I'm sticking to the union --
1989-1992 : designed to fail --
AIDS and the lessons learned --
Crossing the threshold --
1978-2004 : 'til death do we part --
2001 : "last rounds" --
2008 : "Deja vu all over again".
Responsibility: David A. Ansell.

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"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"--Amazon.com.

"County is the amazing tale of one of America's oldest and most unusual urban public hospitals. From its inception as a 'Poor House' dispensing free medical care to indigents, Chicago's Cook County Hospital has been both a renowned teaching hospital and health care provider of last resort for the uninsured. County covers more than thirty years of the hospital's history, beginning in the late 1970s when the author began his internship, the rhw 'Last Rounds' when hundreds of current and former trainees gathered to bid the enormous, iconic Victorian hospital building an emotional farewell when it was closed to make way for a new facility. Ansell writes of the hundreds of doctors who went throught the rigorous training process with him, sharing his vision of health care as a human right and of resurrecting an embattled hospital in critical condition. County is about people, from Ansell's mentors, including the legendary Quentin Young, to the multitude of patients whom he and County's medical staff labored to diagnose and heal under battlefield conditions. It is a story about politics, from contentious union strikes to battles against 'patient dumping,' and public health, including the AIDS crisis and the opening of one of Chicago's first HIV/AIDS clinics. Finally, it is about an idealistic young man's medical education in urban America, a coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of race, segregation and poverty"--Provided by publisher.

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