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The Girl Who Died Twice by Natalie Robins 0385308094 9780385308090
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The Girl Who Died Twice by Natalie Robins

At ll:43 P.M. on Sunday, March 4, l984,l8-year-old Libby Zion was admitted to New York Hospitalwith a fever and minor flu symptoms. Eight hourslater she was dead and her father, New York writerand luminary Sidney Zion, embarked on a fiery questfor answers and retribution that has rocked thefoundations of medical education and practice inAmerica and has precipitated sweeping reforms in thelaws governing hospitals and residency programs.The Girl Who Died Twice, writtenwith the participation of both the Zion family andNew York Hospital, is the first in-depthexamination of this landmark case, which recently inspired anew round of headlines as the bitter legal battlebetween the family and the hospital came to a headin court -- and on Court TV. But last Februarysstunning jury verdict also raised troubling issuesof patient responsibility in the case, and it leftunresolved life and death issues about medicalcare in this country that have yet to be fullyaddressed. Here, from acclaimedinvestigative writer Natalie Robins, is the impeccablyresearched inside story of this compelling moderntragedy, based on interviews with many of theprincipals, their friends and associates, and hundredsof medical experts and educators. Robins deliversthe disturbing truth about Libby Zions life anddeath and about how our hospitals really work. Atonce gripping personal drama and fascinatingmedical mystery, her report is vitally importantreading for anyone interested in a true understanding ofwhos in charge of our health.

Author: Natalie Robins

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 350

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Publication Date: 1995-09-01

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ISBN: 0385308094

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