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Rusty's Story
Rusty's Story
Author: Carol Gino
ISBN-13: 9780553253511
ISBN-10: 0553253514
Publication Date: 1/1/1986
Pages: 342
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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From Library Journal
While many advancements have been made in understanding and treating epilepsy, the disease is still surrounded by an aura of dread. Rusty was a teenager when she was stricken with epilepsy. Misdiagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, for years she suffered more from inappropriate medical treatment than from her condition. The reader is mesmerized as Gino (author of The Nurse's Story , LJ 10/1/82) passionately relates Rusty's plight. Despite repeated incarcerations in a frightful state mental institution and the toxic effects of drugs, she never lost her sense of humanity or her strong desire to help others. Gino's deep distrust of the medical establishment, her fervent attachment to nursing, and her conviction that the patient knows best are themes that are interwoven into the emotional story of Rusty's fight for a normal life. Carol R. Glatt, Helene Fuld Medical Center Lib., Trenton, N.J.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I could not put this book down. even though it takes place in the mid eighties, it got me at the beginning, and was a roller coaster ride through the whole thing.
Un believable that things like this really happened in our history. Makes me appreciate our medical care today.
Characters were real life, and I absolutely loved reading this.