The concept for the NBC drama New Amsterdam and within the spirit of Oliver Sacks, this intensely concerning memoir from a former scientific director is a “humanitarian and heartbreaking tapestry the place brand new drugs confronts the atrocities of existence” (Kirkus Reviews).
Using the plights of twelve very other sufferers–from dignitaries on the local UN, to supermax prisoners at Riker’s Island, to unlawful immigrants, and Wall Boulevard tycoons–Dr. Eric Manheimer “provides excess of outstanding scientific dramas: he blends each and every affected person’s non-public stories with their social implications” (Publishers Weekly).
Manheimer was once no longer handiest the scientific director of the rustic’s oldest public clinic for over 13 years, however he was once additionally a affected person. Because the e-book unfolds, the narrator is recognized with most cancers, and he’s compelled to combat with the top of his personal existence whilst he struggles to save lots of the lives of others.