One Children's Place

Inside a Children's Hospital

Lee Gutkind

One Children's Place is the address of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, one of the nation's finest pediatric institutions. Award-winning science writer Lee Gutkind takes the reader into the operating room and into the private lives of staff and patients alike. We meet the chief surgeon, a master of inventive thinking who has both the nerve and the knowledge to proceed with never-before-performed operations. And we meet the nurses and social workers who are unafraid to become emotionally involved with their young patients, and who make staying at One Children's Place a warm and affirmative experience. Most important, we meet the children themselves, whose courage you will never forget. Here, in an engrossing narrative, is the hectic and heroic world of the very best in pediatric medicine, rendered with a rare and hopeful humanity.

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