"Based on the true story of a girl whose single mother is paralyzed by polio, this novel offers readers an unusual opportunity to reflect on particular challenges of living with a person with disability--in this case a person of remarkable resourcefulness and determination."
"In an era when many public hospitals have closed their doors, Bellevue preserves the safety net that allows all people, regardless of their life circumstances, to receive medical care and to be treated with dignity and respect. There is no better example of this than the Bellevue Emergency Department."
This book reanimates a principle articulated back in 1925 by Dr. Francis Peabody: “For the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.” The timing couldn’t have been better to put focus on patient care when health care payment debates attract all the attention otherwise.
"James Rhodes is a British classical concert pianist who is known for his iconoclastic, pop-inspired performing style. He is also an outspoken survivor of childhood sexual abuse who is equally frank about his struggles with severe mental illness."
"Oshinsky’s affection for Bellevue as an institution, for its physicians and for its hallowed place in the history of New York City shines throughout making the book both exciting and relevant for the modern reader."