Singular Intimacies by Danielle M.D. Ofri
(MEDICINE, BIOGRAPHY, ESSAYS, CARE-GIVING)

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Singular Intimacies is the story of becoming a doctor by immersion at New York's Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. When Danielle Ofri first enters the doors as a medical student, she is immediately plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine. It is here that Dr. Ofri develops a profound instinct for healing and, above all, learns to navigate the tangled vulnerabilities of doctor and patient.

 

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Dr. Danielle Ofri, author of Singular Intimacies (Beacon / 7252-4 / $24.00 hc), is an attending physician at Bellevue and the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review. She is currently a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the New England Journal of Medicine.
 
Published April 27, 2004 by Penguin Books. 246 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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She shares her fears, her humiliations, her failures, her uncertainties, her growing competence, and her triumphs.

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The first book I wrote about medicine, "Singular Intimacies," did not start out as a book.

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In this book intimacy is risky and hard won, as in the opening essay about the heart patient whose history collides with hers, and where her efforts at familiarity lead to awkwardness: the patient makes a pass at her and then faults her friendliness when she objects.

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