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Intensive Care by Danielle Ofri, MD
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Intensive Care by Danielle Ofri, MD
Mar 05, 2013 | ISBN 9780807073223

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Praise for Danielle Ofri:

“The world of patient and doctor exists in a special sacred space. Danielle Ofri brings us into that place where science and the soul meet. Her vivid and moving prose enriches the mind and turns the heart. We are privileged to journey with her from her days as a student to her emergence as a physician working among those most in need.”
—Jerome Groopman, author of How Doctors Think
“A gifted storyteller . . . Ofri describes how her patients’ histories stirred her to practice medicine more compassionately, inspired her with their hope and fortitude . . . ”
—Sarah Halzack, The Washington Post

“Danielle Ofri is a finely gifted writer, a born storyteller as well as a born physician.”
—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
“Danielle Ofri stands observing at the crossroads of the remarkable lives that intersect at Bellevue. She is dogged, perceptive, unafraid, and willing to probe her own motives, as well as those of others. This is what it takes for a good physician to arrive at the truth, and these same qualities make her an essayist of the first order.”
—Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone and My Own Country
“Dr. Ofri is an exemplary model of professional compassion. Her beautiful stories linger at the curtains of disease, of class and culture of life, and of inevitable death. The stories challenge us to create new narratives of caring and listening.”
—Bruce Hirsch, Tikkun

“Danielle Ofri has so much to say about the remarkable intimacies between doctor and patient, about the bonds and the barriers, and above all about how doctors come to understand their powers and their limitations.”
—Perri Klass, MD, author of author of A Not Entirely Benign Procedure and The Mercy Rule
“Her writing tumbles forth with color and emotion. She demonstrates an ear for dialogue, a humility about the limits of her medical training, and an extraordinary capacity to be touched by human suffering . . . Ofri’s book is an important addition to the literary canon of medicine.”
—Jan Gardner, The Boston Globe

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