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Author Aronson, Louise.

Title A history of the present illness : stories / Louise Aronson.

Publisher New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
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 Belmar Library  FICTION ARONSON    ON SHELF
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 259 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary Sixteen linked stories explore the marginalized humanity in communities, hospitals, and nursing homes in San Francisco, including an elderly Chinese immigrant who is forced to make a painful sacrifice and a young veteran whose injuries symbolize the rest of his life.
Contents Snapshots from an institution -- An American problem -- Giving good death -- Heart failure -- Becoming a doctor -- After -- Twenty-five things I know about my husband's mother -- Soup or sex? -- Fires and flat lines -- The psychiatrist's wife -- Blurred boundary disorder -- Vital signs stable -- Days of awe -- Lucky you -- The promise -- A medical story.
Subject Physician and patient -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Medical fiction, American.
Genre/Form Short stories.
ISBN 9781608198306
1608198308
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