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A collection of fourteen true medical tales about children and genetic disorders draws on the author's experience in caring for children with congenital malformations and reflects the triumph of courage and compassion over illness
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Marion, a pediatric geneticist, discusses 14 cases that have had a profound impact on his professional and personal outlook. As a medical student, he naively regarded a child's neural disorder which prevented pain sensation as a fortunate condition. This belief is dispelled as he begins to understand that children born with congenital malformations or genetically inherited or other diseases are unaware of alternatives; they either cope, survive, or succumb. Parents and medical staff, however, develop expectations, and at times such expectations are unrealistic. Often, the "real" patient, Marion says, is the care-giver rather than the child. Marion's sensitive portrayals and observations make this an excellent book, particularly for public libraries.
- Mary Hemmings, Univ. of Calgary Law Lib., Alberta
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA-- Fourteen accounts of treating children with unusual medical problems. Readers meet a boy without any pain, children with strange eyes, a baby without a face, and a boy with breathing difficulties who was left at the hospital to die by his parents. (He survived, but they never returned.) This is a lively, intriguing account of hospital life by an engaging, compassionate doctor who shows his humanity by readily admitting his mistakes as an intern. A fascinating book for students planning to go into the medical field, as well as an excellent guide to being a genuinely sympathetic physician.
- Dorothy L. Addison, Woodlawn School, Fairfax County, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Fawcett, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110449220389
Book Description Fawcett, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0449220389