Paperback Critical : science and stories from the brink of human life / Dr Matt Morgan.
Publication year: 2020
Media type Paperback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781471173066 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2019.
Includes bibliographical references.
Extent: xiii, 270 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Total number of loans: 1
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'Critical' is an intelligent, compelling and profoundly insightful journey into the world of intensive care medicine and the lives of people who have forever been changed by it. Being critically ill means one or more of your vital organs have failed - this could be your lungs, your heart, your kidneys, gut or even your brain. Starting with the first recognised case in which a little girl was saved by intensive care in 1952 in Copenhagen, Matt writes brilliantly about the fascinating history, practices and technology in this newest of all the major medical specialties. Matt guides us around the ICU by guiding us around the body and the different organs, and in this way, we learn not only the stories of many of the patients he's treated over the years, but also about the various functions different parts of the body.