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In every hospital emergency department there is a room reserved for trauma. It is a place where life and death are separated by the thinnest of margins. A place where some families celebrate the most improbable of victories while others face the most devastating of losses. A place where what matters the most in this life is revealed.

Trauma Room Two is just such a place.

In this collection of short stories, Dr. Green takes the listener inside the hidden emotional landscape of emergency medicine. Based on 15 years of experience as an ER physician, he reveals the profound moments that often occur in emergency rooms for patients, their families, and the staff that work there.

©2015 Philip Allen Green (P)2017 Tantor

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a insightful book

Enjoyed the stories and how sometimes they went in different directions. I have a new found respect for our ER members and a wider understanding of what they and their families experience.

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poetic and well written

this is the single most beautiful set of stories i have listened to. listen to it.

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Very good read

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Powerful.. Poignant... Sad and happy..


One of those books that you wish wouldn't end


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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-2017

great

moving and very good. would recommend to anyone. Will probably read again too!! loved it

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  • M. Murphy
  • 11-11-2017

Too much descriptive narrative

I realize that good writers need to paint a picture but this book was like the author was trying to paint the Sistine Chapel! I got through 1 1/2 chapters but couldnt take any more of the writer describing the patient' soccer shirts and varsity letters. Way too much! Returned it for a refund so I could buy a book with substance, not creative writing class descriptions.

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  • Iron Duke
  • 08-12-2018

Entertaining Stories

The author is an ER physician, and this is a collection of unrelated stories about his experiences with patients. It is unclear to what extent the details in each case actually occurred or were embellished by the author for the sake of storytelling or protecting privacy. The author spends little time discussing the medical technicalities of diagnosis, lab tests and treatment.

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  • Gwynn Schneider
  • 22-06-2021

Write some more!

I am a retired X-Ray tech. I loved this book and the next one, People of the ER. I read them one right after the other and listened on Audible when I could not have a book in my hand. Each book took me back to an ER In my mind, I was standing in the door of one of many ER’s (we traveled with the military, so I worked at several hospitals), listening and watching, waiting for my turn to wheel an oversized portable x-ray machine in the fray to grab that chest film or that cross-table broken extremity. When I finished the books, I said out loud, “Write some more, Dr. Green!

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  • Empty Nester in Washington
  • 06-04-2021

A day in the life of an ER nurse/doctor

This book brings to the table a real view of what the ER is like for those who work there. Days can be long and stressful or even joyous. I could picture every person Dr Green described in his book. We all have ghosts (patients) that haunt us and will never leave us. Life in the ER is tough and only the strong can survive it.

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  • Citadel
  • 09-10-2020

stories of ER doc

Room number 9 about ghoust faces - no more psychiatric patients to that room. Wondered if it happened for real. The life of ER doctor somewhere in Wyoming.

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  • Steve
  • 17-01-2020

Great read!

I work in a busy ER and Ambulance. The author has the ability to draw you into each story. I experienced happiness and sorrow. Ny eyes teared up more then once. The reader did a great job as well!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-2019

Boring

For the kind of book it was I found it far too dramatic and it took a long time to get to any real medical situation. I would fast forward a lot.

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  • Occasional Reviewer
  • 29-08-2019

ehhh

Bunch of short stories.... I wasn't expecting that. I thought it was going to focus on one patient account. Not sure if that was mentioned in the summary of the book. I was just looking for some ER books.

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  • amhb123
  • 05-01-2019

worth reading

You have to read the whole book in order to appreciate it. I will probably read it again.

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