Danielle Ofri’s most recent book, Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patients. is about the experience of immigrants and Americans in the U.S. health care system. Her two prior books about life in medicine are Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue and Incidental Findings: Lessons from my Patients in the Art of Medicine. She is the editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review and lives in New York City. www.danielleofri.com
Dec 01 2010
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Mar 01 2004
Wilbur Reston was already in the intensive care unit of the tiny Florida hospital when I arrived at 2:30 A.M. I had been doing a series of temp jobs after having completed my medical residency at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital and now found myself in a small town on the Gulf Coast.
Dec 01 2001
Mercedes had been to two other Ers before showing up at Bellevue three weeks ago. I’d only been doing sick call that day because one of the other residents had twisted his knee playing volleyball. She was a classic aseptic meningitis, the kind that you’d sent home with asprin and some chicken soup, but the ER had decided to admit her to the hospital.
Jun 01 2000