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The Real Grey's Anatomy: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Real Lives of Surgical Residents

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A behind-the-scenes look at the real lives of surgical residents, from the author of The Medical Science of House, M.D.

Do surgeons talk about their sex lives while cutting a heart open? How do surgeons respond to death? How do they react when asked to save the life of an abuser, criminal, or addict?

Since its debut, the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy has asked such questions. With an emphasis on the personal lives of the surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians, the show has generated interest in how these professionals survive this rigorous educational program. How much of its drama is entertainment, and how much is accurate? Here, a medical journalist provides answers. He examines a group of new surgical residents in the Pacific Northwest as they tackle long hours, fascinating procedures, and emotional ups and downs that comprise the life of a student of surgery.

Review:

"The overachievers on the hit TV show Grey's Anatomy stand on the shoulders of M.D.s from decades of medical dramas. But health journalist Holtz finds more than a kernel of truth in the ABC white-coat soaper and notes, '[O]ur attitudes and beliefs about surgery and medicine shift and adapt unconsciously' while we take in the fiction from Seattle Grace Hospital. What unfolds in the book is a Cliff's Notes for surgical residents: the grueling hours — a max of 80 a week; the weird operating flukes — a flame bizarrely ignites from the gas in a surgery patient's gut; the need to give good care even to bad people. The anecdotes, however, seem as likely to come from Grey's as from real life. On the struggle in treating ailing criminals, one resident confides, 'I don't feel like my care was compromised by being aware that he was a criminal, but it definitely made me think about it.' There's little new in these tales from the sick ward, but Holtz gives them all a Hollywood glow." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

The author of "The Medical Science of House, M.D." offers this behind-the-scenes look at the real lives of surgical residents as they tackle long hours, fascinating procedures, and the emotional ups and downs that comprise the life of a student of surgery.

About the Author

Andrew Holtz, MPH, is a former CNN Medical Correspondent who works as a freelance health journalist. He hosted and co-produced Taking the Pulse, a medical program on Oregon Public Broadcasting, and has contributed articles to InTouch magazine, PBS's "Health Week", and Oncology Today magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425232118
Author:
Holtz, Andrew
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
Holtz, Andrew
Subject:
Residents (Medicine)
Subject:
Surgeons
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Surgery - General
Subject:
Television - History & Criticism
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.98x6.00x.88 in. .73 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 336 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425232118 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The overachievers on the hit TV show Grey's Anatomy stand on the shoulders of M.D.s from decades of medical dramas. But health journalist Holtz finds more than a kernel of truth in the ABC white-coat soaper and notes, '[O]ur attitudes and beliefs about surgery and medicine shift and adapt unconsciously' while we take in the fiction from Seattle Grace Hospital. What unfolds in the book is a Cliff's Notes for surgical residents: the grueling hours — a max of 80 a week; the weird operating flukes — a flame bizarrely ignites from the gas in a surgery patient's gut; the need to give good care even to bad people. The anecdotes, however, seem as likely to come from Grey's as from real life. On the struggle in treating ailing criminals, one resident confides, 'I don't feel like my care was compromised by being aware that he was a criminal, but it definitely made me think about it.' There's little new in these tales from the sick ward, but Holtz gives them all a Hollywood glow." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , The author of "The Medical Science of House, M.D." offers this behind-the-scenes look at the real lives of surgical residents as they tackle long hours, fascinating procedures, and the emotional ups and downs that comprise the life of a student of surgery.
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