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First, Do No Harm Audiobook

First, Do No Harm: Brier Hospital, Book 1

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First in the Brier Hospital Series. If you believe that television, movies or medical fiction, accurately portray what it's like to be an acute care physician or a critically ill patient in a hospital today, think again. Doctor Joseph Polk is an intelligent, charismatic, and a powerful member of the medical staff at Brier Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he's killing his patients. No gun, knife, poison or drug injected into their intravenous tubing, common plot lines in medical thrillers, and he doesn't plan to kill them. They die anyway because this once brilliant physician, a functional psychopath for most of his career, has decompensated. Nurses and front-line physicians see Polk's indifference, incompetence, and stubborn cruelty, but the medical staff and the hospital administration are willfully blind. Patients suffer, and worse. Jack Byrnes, finally completing his training in Intensive Care Medicine, joins the staff at Brier Hospital. Well prepared to care for patients, Jack is woefully unprepared when he runs smack into Joe Polk, the medical staff and the hospital's administration. The strength of First Do No Harm lies in the authenticity of the medical setting and the struggles of patients and physicians. Joe Polk is a very different kind of villain.

©2012 Lawrence W. Gold, M.D. (P)2014 Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.

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    Rachel Australia 12/10/2014
    Rachel Australia 12/10/2014

    A lover of the English language and an audiobook addict.

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    What would have made First, Do No Harm better?

    A different reader could have made this a better story....but only marginal. They were so monotone that you just lose interest


    What could Lawrence W. Gold M.D. have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make it less like a text book read with a story that flows.


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    I love a good medical thriller... this is not one of that category.

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    "Terrible narrator! Definitely not a "thriller""

    This is my first really negative review but I had to write it. This was more a story about the politics and bureaucracy that doctors have to deal with. The narrator was horrible. He sounded like he was reading with gum or a lifesaver in his mouth. Don't waste the credit.

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