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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385523363
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Doubleday Books - November 15th, 2016

It's hard to grasp just how important the public hospital system is until you read a book like "Bellevue". I was already in awe after reading about them implementing the country's first ambulance service, but as I read about their staff's utterly selfless response during the emergence of the AIDS crisis, my breath caught in my throat. The staff accounts of responding to the September 11th attacks and of hauling buckets of fuel up to the 13th floor emergency generator during hurricane Sandy nearly brought me to my knees.