The Resource God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine, Victoria Sweet

God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine, Victoria Sweet

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God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine
Title
God's hotel
Title remainder
a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Sweet
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "San Francisco's Laguna Honda Hospital is the last almshouse in the country, a descendant of the Hotel-Dieu (God's Hotel) that cared for the sick in the Middle Ages. Ballet dancers and rock musicians, professors and thieves--"anyone who had fallen, or, often, leapt, onto hard times" and needed extended medical care-ended up here. So did Victoria Sweet, who came for two months and stayed for twenty years. Laguna Honda, lower tech but human paced, gave Sweet the opportunity to practice a kind of attentive medicine that has almost vanished. Gradually, the place transformed the way she understood her work. Alongside the modern view of the body as a machine to be fixed, her extraordinary patients evoked an older idea, of the body as a garden to be tended. God's Hotel tells their story and the story of the hospital itself, which, as efficiency experts, politicians, and architects descended, determined to turn it into a modern "health care facility," revealed its own surprising truths about the essence, cost, and value of caring for body and soul"--Provided by publisher
  • "Choosing service in the last remaining almshouse in America, and tracing our understanding of medicine back to its medieval roots, a physician uncovers lost lessons in the care of body and soul"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R154.S925
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine, Victoria Sweet
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God's hotel : a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine, Victoria Sweet
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
First years -- The love of her life -- The visit of Dee and Tee, health-care efficiency experts -- The miraculous healing of Terry Becker -- Slow medicine -- Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman -- Dancing to the tune of Glen Miller -- Wedding at Cana -- How I fell in love -- It's a wonderful country -- Recalled to life -- The spirit of God's hotel
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
372 p.
Isbn
9781594488436
Lccn
2011049340
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SALSBT
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  • (DLC) 2011049340
  • 958766
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