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- DescriptionPathologists call themselves the doctor's doctors . Sometimes they tell the surgeon where to cut while the patient lies on the table. They tell the paediatrician whether her young patient has leukaemia. They give the ob-gyn good news. In Guts and Glory, we join the faculty and staff of the Department to wade through flood waters, provide blood products to the Shah of Iran in Egypt, and shield Howard Hughes' corpse from the media. We learn what it's like to be a pathology resident and why pathologists choose their field. We visit the legends of Baylor's pathology department. Guts and Glory follows the rise of the Department of Pathology from its beginnings in Houston during World War II, when it had staff of two in part of a former Sears store, to its current staff of 329 working in 21,000 square feet of space. In many ways, the story of the Department's rise and expansion mirrors the story of medicine in the twentieth century. Author Amy Storrow interviewed more than fifty people: pathologists, research physicians, blood processing technicians, administrative assistants-to weave together a portrait of the Department in its member's own words.
- Author BiographyAmy Storrow?s work has appeared on National Public Radio and in Saveur, The Massachusetts Review, Gettysburg Review, and many other publications. In 1995 she had a notable essay in best American Essays. She has twice won individual artist awards from the cultural Arts council of Houston/ Harris County, as well as PEN/Texas award.
- Author(s)Amy Storrow
- PublisherTexas Review Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2004
- SubjectFamily & Health: General
- Place of PublicationHuntsville
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTexas Review Press
- Content NoteIllustrations, ports.
- Weight862 g
- Width178 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine20 mm
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