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No Apparent Distress

A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

By Rachel Pearson, MD
Narrated by Rebecca Gibel / 8 hours 59 minutes

A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk

In medical charts, the term "N.A.D." (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 mistakes.

Rachel Pearson confronted these harsh 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.

In No Apparent Distress, she chronicles her experiences and the raging disparities in a system that favors the rich and the white. This is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor's coming-of-age.

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Author
Narrator Rebecca Gibel
ISBN 9781538414170
Length 8 hours 59 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Biography & Memoir, Science & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #26,741 Overall
Genre rank #1,484 in Science