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Arsh realities when she started medical school in Galveston Texas Pearson herself from a working class background remains haunted by the suicide of a close friend experiences firsthand the heartbreak of her own errors in a patient’s care and witnesses the ruinous effects of a hurricane on a Texas town’s medical system. Pearson is exuisitely vulnerable throughout this book She never shies away from telling the painful truths of her experience even when it makes her look incompetent As the book progresses she gains so much knowledge and yes competence that she ultimately seems almost too hard on herself I applaud her ability to tell her unvarnished truths Super medical memoirFull review on my book blog TheBibliophagecom

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In medical charts the term “NAD” No Apparent Distress is used for patients who appear stable The phrase also aptly describes America’s medical system when it comes to treating the underprivileged Medical students learn on the bodies of the poor and the poor suffer from their mistakesRachel Pearson confronted these h. I d recommend this clear eyed insider s glimpse into American health care to readers of Lab Girl and surgeon Henry Marsh Like Hope Jahren s memoir it s a detailed and earnest story of finding a scientific vocation like Marsh s books it has something of a confessional tone Rachel Pearson is keenly aware of her failings as a trainee doctor and expresses regret about the patients she didn t save due to her greenness She opens and closes with the story of Mr Rose she missed a tumor the size of two grapefruits in his belly because both of them were such poor historians From here she retreats to tell of her Texas upbringing and the many different hands on stages involved in her medical training a prison hospital gynecology general surgery rural family medicine neurology dermatology Each comes with its own memorable stories but it s her experiences at St Vincent s Student Run Free Clinic on Galveston Island that stand out the most Many of their patients were minorities some were ex cons and those who weren t homeless were most likely living under the poverty linePearson speaks out clearly about the divide between rich and poor Americans often mirrored by the racial gap in terms of what medical care they can get In many cases people are dying simply because they cannot afford the best care She doesn t really talk about whether the Affordable Care Act has made any difference this is something I wish she d covered For instance her patient Vanessa s husband died uickly because they were uninsured and weren t offered the special CT scan that could have caught his lunger cancer in time Contrast that with the posh general practice clinic where she did a placement the kind of place that hosts evening Botox parties We become physicians when we are honest about our mistakes and start listening a little harder Pearson writes and this book is the proof that she s kept her eyes and ears open to what ordinary people are going through and her heart open to what she s done wrong and what she can do better

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In a free clinic where the motto is “All Are Welcome Here” she learns how to practice medicine with love and tenacity amidst the raging injustices of a system that favors the rich and the white No Apparent Distress is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor’s coming of a. This is a pretty good book but it had some problems that made it very tedious at times Her editor should have told her that if a character in your book appears for a short finite time you do not need to give their entire life history and your reader most definitely does not want to read that Going with your brother on a commercial fishing trip is interesting a detailed description of how the boat and commercial fishing works is not at least not in a medical memoir This is a memoir than a book about social injustice in medicine I think we ve all figured out that if you re poor and sick in Texas you re pretty much out of luck but even so the best parts of this book were the stories of truly heroic doctors and medical students struggling to help people in very dire straits very often to no avail


10 thoughts on “No Apparent Distress

  1. says:

    No Apparent Distress A Doctor's Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine by Rachel Pearson MD is a 2017 WW Norton Company publication This book is an eye opening shocker told from the personal experience of Rachel Pearson a young woman who enters the medical profession and trains in various public hospitals and small town clini

  2. says:

    When Rachel Pearson was a medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston she was given the opportunity to work at the St Vincent community clinic Medical students who volunteered there were able to acuire “hands on” experience while working with poor uninsured patients who were primarily minorities as well as with

  3. says:

    I’d recommend this clear eyed insider’s glimpse into American health care to readers of Lab Girl and surgeon Henry Marsh Like Hope Jahren’s memoir it’s a detailed and earnest story of finding a scientific vocation

  4. says:

    Pearson is exuisitely vulnerable throughout this book She never shies away from telling the painful truths of her experience even when it makes her look incompetent As the book progresses she gains so much knowledge and yes competenc

  5. says:

    as someone who's spent four years working with mentally ill homeless people i relate strongly to the feeling that to paraphrase the author your life becomes unspeakable the vast majority of the world can't handle these stories but you need to let them out somewhere where do they go? rachel pearson turned hers into art mostly pitch perfect little keyhole glimpses into a world that is impossible to explain to define to really convey

  6. says:

    Pearson has written about her fairly recent medical training in south Texas in a sort of hybrid memoirsocial justice issues piece She includes a few representative details about her childhood The daughter of hardworking poor and for some time uninsured parents she—and her brother—were much loved and very clever Originally planning to pursue a career as a writer she realized through discussion with her dad that she

  7. says:

    If you are deeply concerned about the plight of the poor in America—and in particular the roadblocks they face in gettin

  8. says:

    This is a pretty good book but it had some problems that made it very tedious at times Her editor should have told her that if a character in your book appears for a short finite time you do not need to give their entire life history and your reader most definitely does not want to read that Going with your brother on a commercial fishing trip is interesting; a detailed description of how the boat and commercial fishing works is not at leas

  9. says:

    What a great book that I didn’t even know I needed to read so glad it came my way It’s an excellent view into the life of 1 medi

  10. says:

    I liked reading about a doctor and her journey through school and life and with her patients I know I sometimes forget that doctors are humans with emotions This is a good book for viewing doctors as humans who feel and do care about their pa

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