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Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patientsby Danielle Ofri
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From a doctor on the front lines of medicine, portraits of patients living and dying in the foreign country we call home For fifteen years, Dr. Danielle Ofri has cared for patients at Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the country and a crossroads for the world’s cultures. Many of her patients have braved language barriers, religious and racial divides, and the emotional and practical difficulties of exile to access quality health care. Ofri offers us moving and vivid portraits of these people: of Juan Moreno, who spent his boyhood working in Puerto Rico’s sugarcane fields to support his family; of Samuel Nwanko, who was attacked with acid by a local Nigerian cuCombiningpersonal narrative, reflection, and reporting, Ofri’s stories speak poignantly about the challenges facing immigrants and Americans in the U.S. health-care system. Through Medicine in Translation, we learn about the American way, in sickness and in health.
From a doctor Oliver Sacks has called a born storyteller, a riveting account of practicing medicine at a fast-paced urban hospital
For twodecades, Dr. Danielle Ofri has cared for patients at Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the country and a crossroads for the world's cultures. In Medicine in Translation she introduces us, in vivid, moving portraits, to her patients, who have braved language barriers, religious and racial divides, and the emotional and practical difficulties of exile in order to access quality health care. Living and dyingin the foreign country we call home, they have much to teach us about the American way, in sickness and in health.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
Danielle Ofri is an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital and the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. Her work has been published in Best American Essays, Best American Science Writing, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New England Journal of Medicine, and Lancet, and has aired on National Public Radio. Her previous books are Singular Intimacies and Incidental Findings. Ofri lives in New York City.
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