[bksvol-discuss] Two books submitted

merry Christmas everyone.  We had a very nice relaxed Christmas this year, 
staying home and lazing around the house.  So had lots of time to read a 
good book.

Two submissions.

A Challenge for Brittany
Lisa Peck

When a new kid comes to Brittany's school she tries to make friends, but 
Parker has Autism and is a little different, and Brittany doesn't know what 
to do.

The Year of the Intern
By Robin Cook

(finally got this one done and off the BN and many many more to follow it)

From the Book Jacket:
The nurse is desperate.
"Dr. Peters, the patient has stopped breathing and he doesn't have any 
pulse."
"I'm on my way."
Dr. Peters, in his fifteenth day of internship, is running again.
True, he has been trained to run, through high school, the Ivy League, and a 
prestigious eastern medical school. Now he has run all the way to Hawaii for 
his year as an intern. He has run away from the pressure and competition of 
the mainland medical system. He is tired-tired and scared.
And with good reason. After two weeks on call, his exhausted nervous system 
is in rebellion. Worse yet, three years of the best medical training this 
country has to offer have taught him too little of practical value. He knows 
less than a nurse about medication; his surgical knots won't hold; all his 
knowledge about Schwartzman reaction and other esotérica is useless in the 
practical hurly-burly of daily hospital life. As for the man who has stopped 
breathing-
"What time did he die?" Peters asks the nurse.
"He died when you pronounced him dead, Doctor."
Some parts of Hawaii do not disappoint. The climate and the girls are 
joyful. But in his attempt to grow as a doctor, Peters on his own.  As

posstesor of a medical degree he is called "Doctor" he is a stage prop, a 
human mechanism holding retractors through endless operations, staring at 
the back of the surgeon, unable to see, to learn. On the ward, senior 
doctors see to it that Peters does the work-ups-fills out charts, draws 
blood, the "scut" work-and handles night calls. Thus Peters alternates 
between frustrating days and panic-filled nights.
In the emergency room it is much the same. Amid the banality of common 
colds, backaches, and surfing lacerations, Peters delivers a baby, handles 
the multiple wreckage of an automobile accident, and deals as best he can 
with patients who need years of psychiatric care rather than a few hurried 
minutes with an intern.
We are with Peters every step of the way-as he struggles to guide brave 
little Roso through months of racking hiccups and multiple operations; with 
Mrs. Takura, a routine case that proves anything but routine; and with the 
woman who has her baby in a Volkswagen.
Trying, sometimes failing, and always trying again, Peters totters through 
his year of trial on a fine line between growth in medical knowledge and the 
threat of mental and physical disintegration.
This book is true. The story of Dr. Peters is the story of all-or 
most-intelligent, idealistic, and unprepared interns who become doctors in 
spite of the system, almost in spite of themselves.


Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI
and Judson, guiding golden
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Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
Graduate Alumni Association Board
www.guidedogs.com

Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
 Puppies are the joy at one end.
 Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
Carolyn Alexander



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