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The Resource Critical : science and stories from the brink of human life, Dr. Matt Morgan

Critical : science and stories from the brink of human life, Dr. Matt Morgan

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Critical : science and stories from the brink of human life
Title
Critical
Title remainder
science and stories from the brink of human life
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Matt Morgan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Critical is an intelligent, compelling and profoundly insightful journey into the world of intensive care medicine and the lives of people who have forever been changed by it. Being critically ill means one or more of your vital organs have failed. Starting with the first recognised case in which a little girl was saved by intensive care in 1952 in Copenhagen, Matt writes brilliantly about the fascinating history, practices and technology in this newest of all the major medical specialties. Matt guides us around the ICU as he guides us around the body and the different organs, and in this way, we learn not only the stories of many of the patients he's treated over the years, but also about the various functions of different parts of the body. He draws on his time spent with real patients, on the brink of death, and explains how he and his colleagues fight against the odds to help them live. Happily many of his cases have happy endings, but Matt also writes movingly about those cases which will always remain with him - the cases where the mysteries of the body proved too hard to solve, or diagnoses came too late or made no difference to the outcome
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Morgan, Matt
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Morgan, Matt
  • Critical care medicine
  • Patients
  • Physicians
  • Intensive care units
Target audience
adult
Label
Critical : science and stories from the brink of human life, Dr. Matt Morgan
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251319861
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471173035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Label
Critical : science and stories from the brink of human life, Dr. Matt Morgan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251319861
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 270 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781471173035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits

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