Hot Lights Cold Steel

Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This is a gripping memoir, at times devastating, others triumphant, but always compulsively readable.

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Author: Dr. Michael J. Collins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429903073

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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When Michael Collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins' success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared. All too soon, the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gives way to the feeling he is a counterfeit, an imposter who has infiltrated a society of brilliant surgeons. This story of Collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income. Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives-or end them-forever. A young boy's leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy's life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections. Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This is a gripping memoir, at times devastating, others triumphant, but always compulsively readable.

Hot Lights Cold Steel

Forensic criminalist Dub Walker is asked to find a missing girl, but when her body shows up in a shallow grave he's faced with a hideous case.

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Author: D. P. Lyle

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ISBN: 0578647230

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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Forensic criminalist Dub Walker is asked to find a missing girl, but when her body shows up in a shallow grave he's faced with a hideous case. As other victims arise, in order to bring justice, Dub must walk a trail of terror leading him into the world of a psycho whose lack of human decency is too gruesome to contemplate.

Hot Lights Cold Steel

Hot lights, cold steel.” “I'm on the way.” Liz stood. “Time to get to work.” She seemed to notice the quizzical look on Claire's face and laughed.

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Author: D P

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 9781605421803

Category: Pets

Page: 214

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Head held high, I walked out of the shelter with the dog others had deemed hopeless. Minutes later, I was banished from my own car by bared teeth and bristled fur, caught in the rain and dripping wet, foiled by the very creature whose cause I had just championed. Never in my life had I asked so many times, “What was I thinking?” When I rescued Buji, little did I know he would teach me some of life’s most valuable lessons—and all he had to do to get my attention was save my life. In Buji and Me, psychological therapist and animal behaviorist Wendy Kelly shares the principles of a dynamic, life-changing force that occurs when we allow our pets to become our teachers. If we are open and aware, they will guide us to being, well, better beings—present, honest, aware, focused, joyful, kind, and loving. Unleash the seven secrets of living the “pawsitive” life . . . starting today.

Hot Lights Cold Steel

Hotlights, cold steel.” “I'm on the way.” Liz stood. “Time to get to work.” She seemed to notice the quizzical look on Claire's face and laughed.

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Author: D P Lyle

Publisher: Medallion Media Group

ISBN: 9781605421919

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Forensic criminalist Dub Walker is once again called upon when an old friend enlists his help in finding her 19-year-old daughter. When the bodies of two young women show up in a shallow grave, one of whom is the daughter, Dub is back to work and hard at it. Soon other bodies start turning up in similar graves, and each victim has undergone multiple, highly technical surgical procedures requiring extremely sophisticated equipment. Who would have access to such state-of-the-art instruments and the skill to perform the complex surgeries? The ensuing trail of terror and bodies that leads Dub to Talbert Biomedical—a surgical instrument manufacturing company operated by a business tycoon and a surgeon—is a horrifying breech of ethics and human decency. It's too gruesome to even contemplate what was done to the victims before they died. To catch a killer, Dub has to put himself in their place.

Blue Collar Blue Scrubs

It looked for a while like Michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay.

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Author: Dr. Michael J. Collins

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429923507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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It looked for a while like Michael Collins would spend his life breaking concrete and throwing rocks for the Vittorio Scalese Construction Company. He liked the work and he liked the pay. But a chance remark by one of his coworkers made him realize that he wanted to involve himself in something bigger, something more meaningful than crushing rocks and drinking beer. In his acclaimed first memoir, Hot Lights, Cold Steel, Collins wrote passionately about his four-year surgical residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic. Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs turns back the clock, taking readers from his days as a construction worker to his entry into medical school, expertly infusing his journey to become a doctor with humanity, compassion and humor. From the first time he delivers a baby to being surrounded by death and pain on a daily basis, Collins compellingly writes about how medicine makes him confront, in a very deep and personal way, the nature of God and suffering—and how delicate life can be.

All Bleeding Stops

What does a doctor do when he thinks his best is not good enough?

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Author: Michael J Collins

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525598401

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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What does a doctor do when he thinks his best is not good enough? Matthew Barrett, thirty-one years old and fresh out of residency, is drafted and sent to Vietnam as a combat surgeon in 1967 at the heightof the Vietnam War. Compassionate and sensitive to a fault, he is determined to make a difference but quickly finds his idealism crushed by the pain, suffering, and indifference that surround him. Shamed by his inexperience and tormented by his failures, he slowly unravels. Only the love of Therese Hopkins, a nurse, keeps him from falling apart. But will their love survive the grinding horror of war? Matthew’s journey of redemption takes him from combat surgeon in Vietnam to transplant doctor in Ohio and, finally, to physician in a relief camp in Biafra, exploring how the caring and compassion that draws young people to pursue the healing arts can also sow the seeds of their own destruction, and how love may be the only thing that can finally make all bleeding stop.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

... Dolphins, and Seals, by Anne Collet Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years, by Michael J. Collins Obsessive ...

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Author: Neal Wyatt

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909361

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Hot Blood and Cold Steel

But as well as the blood and gore of battle, the book examines the attitudes of front line soldiers, officers and their men, to each other; to the staff; to their allies and the enemy; to wounds; to God; to the sheer horror of it all.This ...

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Author: Andy Simpson

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015055876828

Category: History

Page: 227

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Using a unique approach of weaving anthology with a continuous commentary, Hot Blood and Cold Steel describes what it was really like to live and fight in the trenches during the Great War.Domestic life on the line - accommodations, food and drink, wiring and carrying, the whole day and night routine - are investigated along with the operational aspects of trench life - raiding and patrolling in no-man's-land and the German lines. But as well as the blood and gore of battle, the book examines the attitudes of front line soldiers, officers and their men, to each other; to the staff; to their allies and the enemy; to wounds; to God; to the sheer horror of it all.This all encompassing portrayal of the front line grips the reader and refuses to let go, communicating a genuine understanding of what it was really like to have fought in the trenches of the Western Front

Cold Steel

The thought that hot air was lighter than cold had become a numb mania with him : he ... The rushlight which he had stuck near flickered upon a face pallid ...

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Author: Matthew Phipps Shiel

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ISBN: WISC:89006963870

Category: Great Britain

Page: 372

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The Reader s Digest

Here's a selection from our 2005 excerpts , plus other books of note : DRAMA & BIOGRAPHY Hot Lights , Cold Steel by Michael J. Collins , MD .

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Iron Age

That when hot and cold steel are both Run - out front hook Point - in hook back .. district . heated in any furnace or pit on one turn , sep- Point - in ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00129016C

Category: Hardware

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The Foundry Trade Journal

... cold steel rolling Light , hot steel rolling Medium , hot steel rolling Heavy , hot steel rolling Chilled wheels Light Medium Heavy Chilled cams Light ...

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Category: Iron industry and trade

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The Publishers Weekly

For example , one of the lightsensitive pigments in human eyes probably arose first ... whose Mayo Clinic residency he recalled in Hot Lights , Cold Steel ...

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Category: American literature

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Read On Life Stories

Collins , Michael J. Hot Lights , Cold Steel : Life , Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years . 2005. St. Martin's Press , ISBN 0312337787 ...

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Author: Rosalind Reisner

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: PSU:000067154050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

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Offers descriptions of 450 published memoirs, grouped by such topics as setting, language, unusual childhoods, life in rural America, spiritual journeys, and family relationships.

McGraw Hill Education s EMT Paramedic Exam Review Third Edition

The “hot lights cold steel”. • Reconsider mechanism of injury. • Look for injuries that have possibly been overlooked and injuries consistent with a ...

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Author: Peter A. DiPrima

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071849012

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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The ultimate one-stop success guide to the EMT-Paramedic exam—now fully updated! If you want to ace the EMT Paramedic Certification Exam, there's no better study partner than McGraw-Hill Education’s EMT-Paramedic Exam Review. Based on in-the-trenches insights from seasoned EMT instructor Peter A. DiPrima, Jr., this concise, skill-building learning tool helps you think through pre-hospital medicine while covering every must-know topic on the exam—from pharmacology to hazardous materials awareness. Each chapter begins with a clinical scenario followed by a bulleted overview of key topics and is summarized by chapter-ending Q&As. Also included are valuable exam preparation tips, the do's and don'ts of answering multiple-choice questions, and much more. Turn to any page, and you’ll see that the Third Edition of McGraw-Hill Education’s EMT-Paramedic Exam Review has everything you need to boost your confidence—and your score. Rely on this indispensable resource for: A complete 180-question practice exam at the end of the book New and improved online question bank (available at www.mcgrawhillemt.com) with over 360 EMT-P practice questions—and answers that correspond to topics in the text High-yield outline format bolstered by Q&As, realistic clinical scenarios, and retention-enhancing bulleted content Seven sections that incorporate the most recent Paramedic National Curriculum Content corresponding to National EMS Education Standards Updated section on Advanced Life Support Monitoring featuring chapters on 12-lead ECG, Capnography, and Understanding Blood Chemistry EKGs and ECGs that enhance your comfort level with reading leads—a growing part of the EMT’s job function Photographs facilitating the identification of critical instruments and equipment And more!

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Even Steven

Don’t miss any of these Thriller Shorts from Love Is Murder: Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. Claire Cold Moonlight by Carla Neggers Poisoned by Beverly Barton Speechless by Robert Browne Lockdown by Andrea Kane Spider’s Tango by William ...

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Author: D.P. Lyle

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 9781488095030

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Discover heart-racing intrigue in this Thriller Short of romantic suspense. Originally published in LOVE IS MURDER (2013), edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. In this Thriller Short, bestselling writer D.P. Lyle crafts a diabolical tale that makes a reader wonder just how far the parents of a murdered child might go. Tim and Martha Foster had a perfect marriage and a perfect son in Steven. All that was lost, though, when Steven was abducted and killed. The murderer was caught but is now about to get out of prison on a technicality. And he’s threatening Tim and Martha. They have no choice but to get out of town. They meticulously plan how to change their identities, their appearances—they work out arrangements with banks, pension funds, car dealers and even the local police. Tim and Martha Foster simply cannot let themselves be found. But not for the reason most think. Don’t miss any of these Thriller Shorts from Love Is Murder: Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. Claire Cold Moonlight by Carla Neggers Poisoned by Beverly Barton Speechless by Robert Browne Lockdown by Andrea Kane Spider’s Tango by William Simon Night Heat by Laura Griffin B.A.D. Mission by Sherrilyn Kenyon Deadly Fixation by Dianna Love Hot Note by Patricia Rosemoor Last Shot by Jon Land & Jeff Ayers Grave Danger by Heather Graham Without Mercy by Mariah Stewart Even Steven by D.P. Lyle Dying to Score by Cindy Gerard The Number of Man by J.T. Ellison Hard Drive by Bill Floyd After Hours by William Bernhardt Blood In, Blood Out by Brenda Novak Wed to Death by Vicki Hinze The Honeymoon by Julie Kenner Execution Dock by James Macomber In Atlantis by Alexandra Sokoloff Break Even by Pamela Callow Dirty Down Low by Debra Webb Broken Hallelujah by Toni McGee Causey Holding Mercy by Lori Armstrong Vacation Interrupted by Allison Brennan I Heard a Romantic Story by Lee Child

Chambers s Journal

Of course , the ance of the light is due to the presence of formation of ... by impinging covered the incandescent mantle for gas - light . on cold metal ...

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