- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 533 KB
- Print Length: 289 pages
- Publisher: The Friday Project; UK ed. edition (12 June 2009)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002RI9AXG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 638 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,272 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
In Stitches: The Highs and Lows of Life as an AandE Doctor Kindle Edition
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Dr Nick Edwards is an Accident and Emergency doctor working in the UK. He kept a blog under the name of Angry Doctor for a while until his criticisms of the management of the NHS drew unwanted attention and for the sake of his career he removed it from the web.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Seriously don't bother, there are quite a few similar books which achieve what this book totally fails to capture and give an nteresting, inspiring and amusing insight into the medical world. Please tell me there isn't a sequel..
Shocking,sad, thought provoking & very funny. His thoughts during the orange & vagina recollections made me lol.
I just know the authors shared experiences will be running through my head should I find myself ever needing to go to A&E.
. I'll be trying to guess who's lost or smuggling fruit ha ha.
Great read, thank you "Nick Edwards" & not forgetting our NHS THANK you too
I've had cause to visit A&E twice within the last two years, luckily in the daytime when there was an absence of the drunken fraternity. The first visit saved my husbands life, the second prompt treatment to damage I'd sustained in one of my eyes.What price do we put on this wonderful facility that we all take for granted. Sadly I cannot say the same for some GP's where getting an appointment requires extreme persistence, very often with little chance of seeing the person who treated you in the first place (am I the only one who likes continuity), which is why many people turn up at A&E.
Finally I'm still puzzled as to why any woman would want to stuff an orange up her vagina. Did she wish to give birth to it?? Who knows. As they say in Yorkshire " There's nowt so queer as folk".
As others have mentioned its written in a blog style.
There wasn't enough humerous or moving stories in it about the patients for my liking. There were patient stories but they weren't written in a moving or particularly humerous way. For that I'll go back to Hospital Babylon which I found far more enjoyable. I certainly wasn't "In Stiches" and am quite please that I've finished it and can move onto the next book.
Towards the end of the author details, he says that he decided to write the book as a form of literary catharsis. But books are written to satisfy the reader’s needs and wishes, not the author’s. Why should we sit here and listen to his moans?
I gave up before getting half-way.
If you want an interesting and informative account of a medic’s job and experience- which certainly pulls no punches about the inadequacies of NHS bureaucracy- read Adam Kay.
85% of this book is moaning and complaining on how badly the NHS is run. We all know that, so why compile a literary flop to remind us all.
Two comments spring to mind, pg 169: "I only write when I'm angry." Well don't bother then. And pg 154: "Sorry, there was no point to this story, I was just expressing my frustration."
Sums up the whole book really.
Not recommended, save your money.
There are few amusing anecdotes, at least within the first 50 or so pages, but not enough to keep me reading I'm afraid. Initially I was irritated, then I got bored, so I'm afraid I have to confess not being able to read the whole thing. This book is about as extreme from the previously mentioned Sick Note as you can get. Tony Copperfield manages to poke fun at the sometimes seemingly contradictory NHS processes, of which there is plenty to choose from. Whereas this book just feels like it's written by someone who is very angry, and I'm afraid the writing style seems very amateurish to me.
Sadly, a thumbs down from me.