Book Reviews of Five Patients

Five Patients
Five Patients
Author: Michael Crichton
ISBN-13: 9780345354648
ISBN-10: 0345354648
Publication Date: 1/13/1989
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 82 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This is the book that the TV show ER was based off of.
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This early work of Crichton's is a great dissection of an ER. If you're a fan of medical thrillers, check this out!
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Micheal Crichton once again shows his penchant for the written word, this time in a nonfiction work about the true stories of five emergency room patients. I simply love Crichton.
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A great Medical Drama
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If you like medical suspense novels written by an M.D., this is a good one. The references are realistic from a medical perspective. Living in the Boston area, it was even more interesting due to the reference to Mass. General Hsp., and many Boston landmarks.
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Michael Crighton is one of my favorite authors. Suspense to the end.
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Nonfiction about 5 different patient's in a hospital being admitted through the ER.
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A scaffold collapes seriously injuring a construction worker, a high fever develops in a middle aged railroad dispatcher which makes him widly delirious, a young worker almost severs his hand in an accident, a woman traveling alone has chest pain and is treated by a doctor on a T screen and a mother of three is diagnosed with a life threatening disease. These are the stories that unfold in Massachusetts General Hospital.
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The book covers five patients at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. It talks about their cases and the advances in medicine over the years. It isn't one of his newest books but it is interesting.
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I did not enjoy this book, as there was too much description. It is about Massachusetts General Hospital in 1969, and describes 5 patients, their treatments and outcomes. It is based on true patients and how the hospital operated at that time, as it was written right after the author's experiences there.
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Five not very interesting short stories.
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Fast read. enjoyable
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"Crichton has an extraordinary capacity to seize upon, then make real and personal, the new and the complex, the intriguing and the frighening."
THE NATION
In this incisive, detailed survey of five patients, famous thriller author and doctor Michael Crichton explores the dramatic workings of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston's oldest and most prestigious.
This readable account covers not only the history of the hospital's place in society, but also the actual minute-to-minute functions of Mass General, where health professionals wage their daily battle against disease and death. Crichton's insightful look at the changes in medicine and surgery caused by technological strides of recent years makes for amazing reading.
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In this incisive, detailed survey of five patients, famous thriller author and doctor Michael Crichton explores the dramatic workings of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston's oldest and most prestigious.
This readable account covers not only the history of the hospital's place in society, but also the actual minute-to-minute functions of Mass General, where health professionals wage their daily battle against disease and death.
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This is NOT a fiction book - it's a story of 5 cases in the Emergency Room of Massachusetts General Hospital. Michael Crichton created ER. It is more technical than I like personally.
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Interesting Crichton book .. quick read ... less about the 5 patients and more about hospitals in general. Not among his best, but good none the less especially if interested in hospitals.....
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I really like Crighton, but this was slow to start. I just could not finish it. I was bored to tears. It is actual stories of patients (normal patients).