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No Apparent Distress : : A Doctor's Coming-Of-Age On The Front Lines Of American Medicine

Pearson, Rachel, 1983- Book - 2017 362.1 Pe, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Science & Technology / Pearson, Rachel None on shelf 12 requests on 3 copies

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Call Number: 362.1 Pe, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Science & Technology / Pearson, Rachel
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Includes index.
In medical charts, the term zN.A.D.y (No Apparent Distress) is used for patients who appear stable. The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged. Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor―and the poor suffer from their mistakes. Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston, Texas. Pearson, herself from a working-class background, remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend, experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient’s care, and witnesses the ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town’s medical system. In a free clinic where the motto is zAll Are Welcome Here,y she learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white.


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New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Year Published: 2017
Description: 260 pages ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book


Medical students.
Medical education.
Health care rationing.
Personal Narratives.