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Author LinkAronson, Louise.
Title LinkA history of the present illness : stories / Louise Aronson.
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Imprint New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Description 259 p. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Contents Contents: Snapshots from an institution -- An American problem -- Giving good death -- Heart failure -- Becoming a doctor -- After -- Twenty-five things I know about my husband’s mother -- Soup or sex? -- Fires and flat lines -- The psychiatrist’s wife -- Blurred boundary disorder -- Vital signs stable -- Days of awe -- Lucky you -- The promise -- A medical story.
Summary Sixteen linked stories explore the marginalized humanity in communities, hospitals, and nursing homes in San Francisco, including an elderly Chinese immigrant who is forced to make a painful sacrifice and a young veteran whose injuries symbolize the rest of his life.
Subject LinkPhysician and patient -- Fiction.
LinkSan Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
LinkMedical fiction, American.

System Number 000662154
ISBN Link9781608198306 (hbk.)
Link1608198308 (hbk.)

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