The Death Committee
By (author) Noah Gordon
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Death Committee by Noah Gordon
Book DescriptionAt Suffolk County General Hospital, three brilliant, vital young men are brought together by their ambition and their passionate dedication to life. But they work in the shadow of the Death Committee, a terrifying hospital tribunal where doctors judge one another and decide who is to blame when a death could have been prevented. During one memorable year, in love and fear, weakness and victory, the young doctors must face the crucial dramas and triumphs of hospital life. And ultimately, each must reconcile an inner struggle with the demands of his heritage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780751507928
(178mm x 108mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 17-Feb-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Noah Gordon
Bodega, Hardback (January 2015)
From the author of The Physician and Shaman now comes this story of a manthe wine he fashions and his struggle against an evil that seeks to destroy him. Already a bestseller, Josep Alvarez is a young man in the tiny grape-growing village of Santa Eullia, in northern Spain, where his father grows grapes that are turned into cheap vinegar.
Physician, Paperback / softback (September 2012)
Originally published: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.
Last Jew, Paperback (February 2001)» View all books by Noah Gordon
* Set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, all Jews are to be exiled from Spain. Orphaned Yonah manages to stay and learn physician's skills from a mentor.
US Kirkus Review » From The Rabbi to the doctors, none of whom get any sleep and probably you won't either since this has as compulsory a readability factor as any book about the profession since Intern. The death committee of the title meets every week in a Boston municipal institution headed by old (and failing) Dr. Longwood who lost his wife unnecessarily due to an error years before. The committee's a "responsibility-fixer, a kind of professional pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey" in which they decide what's Preventable or Unavoidable. Like the child who dies after a kidney transplant (this hospital's specialty) at the beginning. As for the doctors, besides Longwood - there are primarily Adam S. Iverstone, new resident, who has worked his way through the profession via a job in the morgue among others and in spite of an alcoholic father; Spurgeon Robinson, a Negro; and Meomartino, the Old Man's nephew by marriage to the congenitally unfaithful Liz. Spurgeon falls in love; so does Adam with a neurotic girl who has a real problem by the close - aplastic anemia; and Meomartino, who cannot salvage his marriage and has some other accountable errors, redeems himself anonymously by contributing a kidney to the Old Man who has always hated him. And more, and more, with an undeniable ambulance chasing, audience getting appeal. Not high-minded - but in excelsis in extremis. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Noah Gordon
Noah Gordon has worked in publishing, as a medical correspondent, and as science editor of the Boston Herald before becoming an author.
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