One Hundred Days by David Biro
My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient

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It is a situation we all fear and none of us can imagine: a life-threatening diagnosis. But what if the person receiving the diagnosis--young, physically fit, poised for a bright future--is himself a doctor?

At thirty-one David biro has just completed his residency and joined his father's successful dermatology practice. Struck with a rare blood disease that eventually necessitates a bone marrow transplant, Biro relates with honesty and courage the story of his most transforming journey. He is forthright about the advantages that his status as a physician may have afforded him; and yet no such advantage can protect him from the anxiety and doubt brought on by his debilitating therapies. The pressures that Biro's wild "one hundred days" brings to bear on his heretofore well-established identity as a caregiver are enormous--as is the power of this riveting story of survival.

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About David Biro

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David Biro was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and at Columbia and Oxford Universities. He teaches dermatology at the State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center and practices in Brooklyn. He has written previously about his illness in the New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City.
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A young physician's candid account of his harrowing experiences as a patient with a life-threatening illness.

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Just as he was hitting his stride as a successful dermatologist, Biro became what physicians call a zebra--someone with a rare disease--at age 31. Diagnosed with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuri

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