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This isn t making me laugh and it s not that interesting Just sad stories and times he lied to patients.DNF 12% [[ Free Book ]] ⇔ Cook County ICU: 30 Years of Unforgettable Patients and Odd Cases ⇯ Filled with stories of strange medical cases and unforgettable patients culled from a thirty year career in medicine, Cook County ICU offers listeners a peek into the inner workings of a hospital Author Cory Franklin, MD, who headed the hospital s intensive care unit from the s through the s, shares his most unique and bizarre experiences, including the deadly Chicago heatwave of , treating the first AIDS patients in the country before the disease was diagnosed, the nurse with rare Muchausen syndrome, the only surviving ricin victim, and the professor with Alzheimer s hiding the effects of the wrong medication Surprising, darkly humorous, heartwarming, and sometimes tragic, these stories provide a big picture look at how the practice of medicine has changed over the years, making it a must listen for patients, doctors, and anyone with an interest in medicine This book was a look at an Intensive Care physician focusing on work life It goes through his training, focusing on what can be shocking to someone in their internship, his work in the various hospitals in Chicago and some of his devastating cases, and finally when he is semi retired and donating his time to the clinics in the poorer parts of the Chicago area He did have some fun as well including the time he helped Harrison Ford prepare for a role It was one of the types of books I enjoy a g This book was a look at an Intensive Care physician focusing on work life It goes through his training, focusing on what can be shocking to someone in their internship, his work in the various hospitals in Chicago and some of his devastating cases, and finally when he is semi retired and donating his time to the clinics in the poorer parts of the Chicago area He did have some fun as well including the time he helped Harrison Ford prepare for a role It was one of the types of books I enjoy a glimpse into a job that I could never think of doing, but like reading about I stopped 20% into this one The things the author found funny were not funny to me For example, he played a trick on another medical professional using a dead patient I felt bad for the patients and thought several things sounded like grounds for a lawsuit Might as well quit while I m ahead since I would assume that the author put the best stories at the beginning of the book Such a let down because this book had so much potential. Listened to in audio format.I enjoy books with a medical theme and this did not disappoint me.In this book Dr Franklin recounts stories about his colleagues and patients during his 32 years in medicine Some of Dr Franklin s stories are listed above but he also recounts The time when he was the on set Medical Advisor to Harrison Ford during The Fugitive The extremely rude surgeon and the junior doctor who answered him back over the operating table The patient who presented Dr Franklin with Listened to in audio format.I enjoy books with a medical theme and this did not disappoint me.In this book Dr Franklin recounts stories about his colleagues and patients during his 32 years in medicine Some of Dr Franklin s stories are listed above but he also recounts The time when he was the on set Medical Advisor to Harrison Ford during The Fugitive The extremely rude surgeon and the junior doctor who answered him back over the operating table The patient who presented Dr Franklin with a plate of spare ribs every time he came into clinic The nurse with Munchausens Syndrome.This book gave me a warm glow Dr Franklin obviously cared about his patients and saw them as people not just a list of symptoms This shone throughout the book, definitely worth a book if you like medical books Franklin seems to assume the reader has a familiarity with Chicago and Chicago politics He was head of intensive care at Cook County Hospital, which was later renamed for a Chicago politician, not for any of the hospital staff His stories and remembrances were entertaining and covered many aspects of hospital life and his early training. So Dr Franklin straight up admitted to doing unethical things that would make any scientist cringe meaning I cringed and felt really uncomfortable when he was speaking about administering unneeded treatment to patients without their consent just because he was curious as to what would happen, and only stopped when he almost killed a woman and feared losing his job and standing In pretty much all of my biology neuroscience classes, there is a section of the syllabus dedicated to ethics S So Dr Franklin straight up admitted to doing unethical things that would make any scientist cringe meaning I cringed and felt really uncomfortable when he was speaking about administering unneeded treatment to patients without their consent just because he was curious as to what would happen, and only stopped when he almost killed a woman and feared losing his job and standing In pretty much all of my biology neuroscience classes, there is a section of the syllabus dedicated to ethics So yeah, it s drilled into us and I m not sure if ethics weren t of concern in Dr Franklin s education or he just plain disregarded them, but yeah, not impressed People like that give a bad name to ALL scientists, so you can understand how I feel The doc was really cocky through all his stories And it wasn t very interesting. If you like medical behind the scenes stories, this book won t disappoint The doctor tells it like it is, sometimes with humor. Audio book, very enjoyable to listen to on my commute Not super exciting, but very accurate and some very good stories I was all set to give this book 3.5 stars and round it up to be kind because of the subject matter I am a physician and like books by physicians IF they don t come across as arrogant and Dr Franklin is truly humble and a very upright, decent, noncritical fellow A bit too diplomatic at times, possibly.When I got to the last chapter which was FABULOUS, as it explained WHY HIP Audio book, very enjoyable to listen to on my commute Not super exciting, but very accurate and some very good stories I was all set to give this book 3.5 stars and round it up to be kind because of the subject matter I am a physician and like books by physicians IF they don t come across as arrogant and Dr Franklin is truly humble and a very upright, decent, noncritical fellow A bit too diplomatic at times, possibly.When I got to the last chapter which was FABULOUS, as it explained WHY HIPPA is such a fucking pain in the ass without using any profanity in the explanation What an intelligent and thoughtful essay, covering exactly why Physician Burnout happens, why this profession which is so amazing, is also so hard Hint It is NOT the patients, they are great people So hard core 4 stars just for that last chapter What could have been better John Pruden, the narrator, is terrific and one of my favorites, but he wasn t the perfect choice for this book Also the book was written fairly well, but not super well He writes like a doctor writes So some chapters were very good, others just OK P.S I wasn t surprised to learn that Harrison Ford is no better than he ought to be