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By David Ansell M.D., Quentin Young

The Chicago sunlight Times, December 26, 2011

 " Must learn publication of 2012: Public Hospital's unhappy Tale"

Make it the final booklet you learn in 2011 or your first of 2012 yet no matter what you do. do not fail to spot County:Life, dying and Poilitics at Chicago's Public Hospital... Esther Cepeda

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As interns we learned not to answer them because if we did, we had to go find the patient the caller wanted to speak to, and we did not have the time. The horror of the conditions affected the staff in different ways. Some doctors and nurses became jaded and cynical. Others left after a year or two. Others, like me and my friends, got angry and redoubled our efforts. County was a petri dish for vermin. The rats and cockroaches had free reign, and fruit flies hovered above the patients’ beds on the wards.

No sandals. No jeans. No shorts. No culottes. No miniskirts. So I helped organize a vote against the dress code at the student council. “I move we abolish the dress code,” I said to the assembled students sitting at school desks in a classroom. “Second,” another student chimed in as we had planned. ” The student council advisor blustered and wrung his hands. ” he said. “All in favor? ” the students affirmed. ” Silence. The room broke out in whoops. Gone was the dress code. The next day, Binghamton Central’s hallways were a sea of students in tee shirts and jeans, miniskirts and culottes.

5. Internship and Residency—Chicago— Autobiography. 1109773’1—dc22 2010053279 CONTENTS Introduction Quentin Young PROLOGUE The Hospital CHAPTER 1 1989: You Should Write That Book CHAPTER 2 1964–1978: Wounded Pigeon Syndrome CHAPTER 3 1977: Cook County Hospital: We’d Fit Right In CHAPTER 4 July 1978: Sink or Swim CHAPTER 5 1978: The Cure CHAPTER 6 1978: Is There a Doctor in the House? CHAPTER 7 General Medicine Clinic CHAPTER 8 ER CHAPTER 9 I Call It Murder CHAPTER 10 1979–1982: Battle-Worn CHAPTER 11 1981: County Will Do This to You CHAPTER 12 1983–1986: Amateur Sociologists CHAPTER 13 1983: Moving On CHAPTER 14 Working Against the Odds CHAPTER 15 1984: The Breast Cancer Screening Program CHAPTER 16 1985: I’m Sticking to the Union CHAPTER 17 1989–1992: Designed to Fail CHAPTER 18 I Felt Like a Human Being CHAPTER 19 AIDS and the Lessons Learned CHAPTER 20 Crossing the Threshold CHAPTER 21 2004: ‘Til Death Do We Part CHAPTER 22 2002: Last Rounds CHAPTER 23 2008: “Déjà Vu All Over Again” Acknowledgments Sources This book is dedicated to those individuals who, because of their race, income, immigrant status or lack of health insurance, have been denied the most basic of health services that should have been available to them as a simple condition of their humanity.

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