Cooked: An Inner City Nursing Memoir
Accurate accounting of Cook County life. February 2, 2006
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I received a copy of the original release of this book from a friend and had to order my own to be a permanant part of my library. I worked at Cook County Hospital and was impressed with the accurate depiction of the condtions and atmosphere of this incredible institution at that time. It was not perfect, but I remember people striving to make it so along with the great compassion of many dedicated professionals working wth limited resources.
This book took me on personal journey of remembrance, but I feel it can give anyone an insight into the workings of a hospital designed to serve the most needy in a big city.
Having worked at a poor Philadelphia inner city teaching hospital starting in 1977 right after they closed PGH: Philadelphia General Hospital, last public charity hospital, can relate to this RN's story.
Glad to see that RN's dedication to my first hospital have allowed it to remain open in 2007.
Now I know what to get with my Christmas Amazon gift certificate!