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Trauma: My Life as an Emergency Surgeon


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ISBN13: 9781250013149
ISBN10: 1250013143
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In this pulse-pounding medical memoir, trauma surgeon James Cole takes readers straight into the ER, where anything can and does happen

TRAUMA is Dr. Cole's harrowing account of his life spent in the ER and on the battlegrounds, fighting to save lives. In addition to his gripping stories of treating victims of gunshot wounds, stabbings, attempted suicides, flesh-eating bacteria, car crashes, industrial accidents, murder, and war, the book also covers the years during Cole's residency training when he was faced with 120-hour work weeks, excessive sleep deprivation, and the pressures of having to manage people dying of traumatic injury, often with little support.

Unlike the authors of other medical memoirs, Cole trained to be a surgeon in the military and served as a physician member of a Marine Corps reconnaissance unit, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and on a Navy Reserve SEAL team.  From treating war casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq to his experiences as a civilian trauma surgeon treating alcoholics, drug addicts, criminals, and the mentally deranged, TRAUMA is an intense look at one man's commitment to his country and to those most desperately in need of aid.

About the Author

DR. JAMES COLE has served with USSOCOM and has been a Navy Officer, paratrooper, military diver, and surgeon. He left active duty in 2000 but after the events of September 11th, he rejoined the reserves and was deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He practices Trauma Surgery, Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery in Illinois.

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Waney, December 30, 2012 (view all comments by Waney)
One of the more fascinating medical memoirs I have read, mainly because Dr. Cole is so engaging and he doesn't shy away from going through the nitty-gritty details of his surgeries. This one kept me up way later than I should have been awake, but entertained me the entire time. Thank you Dr. James Cole for your brave service to our country, no matter how complicated it may have been.
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My Life as an Emergency Surgeon
Cole, James
St. Martin's Griffin
Emergency medicine
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