One of my favorite vacations ever was to New York City. I was curious about it but not sure I wanted to go there. But when my son’s work took him there for a year, I decided it was time to visit him and the city. And I am so glad I went. It was magical.
Deaths are rare now. Some days there are none, as the hospital ICUs scale down. And a network of scaled-up clinics and hospitals administer tens of thousands of daily tests,… Credit the collective discipline of staying apart and wearing masks, and leadership decisions holding off on opening bars and indoor dining. For generations, we cooperated to live in this small space. Now cooperation has helped us keep living.New York Daily News
“A Natural Woman “
I reviewed Carole King’s memoir, A Natural Woman. Carole was born in Manhattan, attended school in New York City, and started her musical career there. A musical about her life, Beautiful, plays on Broadway. (I saw Beautiful in Tulsa.)
Another memoir, Working Stiff, happened in New York City. Dr. Judy Melinek and her husband T.J. Mitchell chronicled her work as a medical examiner with the NYC Medical Examiner’s office following the Trade Center attacks on 9/11.
Sometimes Amazing Things Happen:Heartbreak and Hope on the Bellevue Hospital Psychiatric Prison Ward by Elizabeth Ford, M.D.
I read this book in which Dr. Elizabeth Ford reviewed her career as a psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital, where she cared for mentally ill patients in the criminal justice system of New York City.
When the hospital flooded and lost power during Hurricane Sandy she and the dedicated staff fought to get permission to evacuate the prisoner patients who languished for days in a ward without running water or hot food.
Dr. Danielle Ofri has a special interest in and writes about the patient- physician relationship . She is an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital, Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, and writes for The New York Times.
She has written several books; I reviewed this one.
Medical writer Sonia Shah reviews the history of the cholera epidemic of NYC among others in her book Pandemic.
I hope you enjoyed this post.