Hot lights, cold steel : life, death, and sleepless nights in a surgeon's first years
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
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0312337787, 9780312337780
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617.47 COLLINS

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First edition.
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xii, 308 pages ; 24 cm
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This story of Collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income. Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives, or end them, forever. Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections. Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This is a gripping memoir, at times devastating, others triumphant, but always compulsively readable.--,Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Collins, M. J. (2005). Hot lights, cold steel: life, death, and sleepless nights in a surgeon's first years (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Collins, Michael J. 2005. Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death, and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years. New York: St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Collins, Michael J. Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death, and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years New York: St. Martin's Press, 2005.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Collins, Michael J. Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death, and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2005.

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