Hospitals

Critical

By Robin Cook

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Successful doctor and entrepreneur Angela Dawson has a controlling stake in Angels Healthcare, the highly successful medical company she founded. But something unexpected and deeply troubling is happening at her three New York specialty hospitals--drug-resistant staph infections are on the rise, killing patients.
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When Your Child Is in the Hospital

If your family comes to the hospital because of a sudden emergency, there may not have been time to plan out every step as carefully as you would for something expected. But with just a little time to plan, a bit of organization should help the whole experience go much more smoothly. Hopefully this small article will help with planning.

Uh-oh, Cleo

By Jessica Harper

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What starts out as a perfectly ordinary day in the Small house turns into Stiches Saturday when Cleo gets a cut on the head after her twin brother, Jack, accidentally pulls down their "Toy House."
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Incidents of Hospital Life in 1864

By Phoebe Yates Pember

There were long discussions among those responsible during the war, as to the advisability of the frequent amputations on the field, and often when a hearty, fine-looking man in the prime of life would be brought in minus an arm or a leg, I would feel as if it might have been saved, but experience taught me the wisdom of prompt measures. Poor food and great exposure had thinned the blood and broken down the system so entirely that secondary amputations performed in the hospital almost invariably resulted in death, after the second year of the war. The blood lost on the battlefield when the wound was first received would enfeeble the already impaired system and render it incapable of further endurance.