God’s Hotel

By Dawn Raffel, Reader's Digest Editor at Large, Books

god's hotel
As riveting as a good novel, this doctor’s account of her 20 years at Laguna Honda Hospital is a cogent argument for personalized medicine. No wonder Oliver Sacks calls it required reading.

From the book: ““One by one, carefully, Dr. Judd removed the bandages and dressings and placed them on the nearby table. Then I looked into Mr. Hickman’s open wound and saw that, exposed and vulnerable, nestled in the hollow that the surgeons had created, was Mr. Hickman’s beating heart.”