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Did the doctor's callous bedside manner give a patient the urge to kill?It takes a truly sneaky person to keep a secret in a newsroom. St. Louis City Gazette columnist Francesca Vierling is just the woman to do it-especially to help hide her editor's bout with breast cancer. Now she's surreptitiously shuttling the editor to chemotherapy while finishing a column on gorgeous male stripper Leo D. Nardo. And it's all going without a hitch. . . . Until Leo disappears and somebody starts shooting the worst doctors in St. Louis. The first M.D. to go has a callous bedside manner that gives all his patients the urge to kill.The next victim is a master of misdiagnosis. As long as bad doctors are targets, the public isn't shedding a tear. But when Francesca herself is nearly gunned down, is it because she's hunting for Leo's hot body or a cold-blooded killer? Either way she has an adverse reaction to dying. The antidote? Discover the truth . . .From the Paperback edition.
Deep in the heart of Mormon country, Lovell, Wyoming, is a small town populated by decent, God-fearing people who abide by the most rigorous strictures of pure, clean living. The sacred institutions are church and family, the guiding light one's faith in God. Yet from the opening pages of "Doc" it is clear that something has gone terribly awry in Lovell. The trusted family doctor--the man who birthed the town's babies, cared for husbands, wives, and children, counseled and befriended the townspeople--was also raping his patients. Dr. John Story assaulted dozens of women, ranging in age from thirteen to seventy, over a period of twenty-five years. Brutally violating the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship, Dr. Story raped, molested, or sexually humiliated the women who most relied upon him. Mormons for the most part, many of the women were sexually ignorant until their wedding night, when they discovered what their doctor had been doing to them on the examining table. What is fascinating about "Doc" is not simply the terrible crimes but that no one spoke out against Story for years. The women's silence was based on disbelief, guilt, shame, and fear. They chastised themselves, thinking they had somehow "encouraged" the doctor, or imagined what they had felt or seen. They did not tell their husbands for fear they would kill Story, they did not tell their friends out of embarrassment. It took twenty-five years, with only a few whispers and hints of wrongdoing in the intervening time, before a small group of courageous, distressed women fought their town and the establishment to bring Dr. Story to justice. A veteran master of true crime, Jack Olsen moves in a new direction with "Doc." This is not solely the tale of a sociopath, like those whose complex, twisted minds Olsen has probed in such classics as "Son" and Cold Kill. It is the tale of women who are victims as well as heroes, of one man's violation of an entire town. Including the religious and social mores of Lovell in his scope, Olsen gently prods at communal secrets to unearth Dr. Story's legacy of pain and anger. Compassionate and sensitive, "Doc" is a tribute to a reporter of exceptional skill and humanity.
There is never a dull moment when it comes to Doc Wilde and his family of swashbuckling explorers. Brian and Wren have been trained from an early age to keep up with their world famous father. With their driver Declan mac Coul and their butler Phineas Bartlett in tow, there is no obstacle they can't overcome, no evil they can't defeat, including mutant frogs from another dimension. With an over-the-top nod to classic pulp adventure series, Tim Byrd has created a rip-roaring ride. Buckle your seat belt, and hold on tight!
Whether you're deploying applications on premise or in the cloud, this cookbook provides developers, operators, and IT professionals with more than 130 proven recipes for working with Docker.<P><P>With these practical solutions, experienced developers with no previous knowledge of Docker will be able to package and deploy distributed applications within a couple of chapters. IT professionals will be able to solve everyday problems, as well as create, run, share, and deploy Docker images. Operators will quickly be able to adopt the tools that will change the way they work.The recipes in this book will help you:Manage containers, mount data volumes, and link containersCreate and share container imagesNetwork containers across single or multiple hostsTackle advanced topics such as Docker configuration and developmentDeploy multi-container applications on a distributed cluster with KubernetesUse a new generation of operating systems optimized for DockerLearn tools for application deployment, continuous integration, service discovery, and orchestrationAccess a Docker host on Amazon AWS, Google GCE, and Microsoft AzureMonitor containers and explore different application use cases
The Docks is an eye-opening journey into a giant madhouse of activity that few outsiders ever see: the Port of Los Angeles. In a book woven throughout with riveting novelist detail and illustrated with photographs that capture the frenetic energy of the place, Bill Sharpsteen tells the story of the people who have made this port, the largest in the country, one of the nation's most vital economic enterprises. Among others, we meet a pilot who parks ships, one of the first women longshoremen, union officials and employers at odds over almost everything, an environmental activist fighting air pollution in the "diesel death zone," and those with the nearly impossible job of enforcing security. Together these stories paint a compelling picture of a critical entryway for goods coming into the country--the Port of Los Angeles is part of a complex that brings in 40% of all our waterborne cargo and 70% of all Asian imports--yet one that is also extremely vulnerable. The Docks is a rare look at a world within our world in which we find a microcosm of the labor, environmental, and security issues we collectively face.
A reserved doctor and a free-spirited receptionist prove that opposites attract in this reader favorite from USA TODAY bestselling author Jacqueline Diamond.Dr. Barry Cantrell has just spent two years on a remote island in the Pacific as a doctor for the Peace Corps. Now that he's back in L.A., he's more than ready to settle down--with an appropriate person, of course. He never intended to spend a glorious night with a beautiful woman who's his total opposite.Chelsea Byers doesn't know what to make of the uptight but gorgeous pediatrician, except that it's better they just stay friends. But a platonic relationship does not seem to be in the cards--Chelsea discovers that not only is Barry her new boss, she's also carrying his twins!
Pediatric nurse Maggie Green is devoted to the children on the intensive care ward at Brisbane's Children's Hospital. Nash Reece is a top-notch doctor with a reputation as a heartbreaker. He's attracted to Maggie--and, for the first time, one night just isn't enough. For this confirmed bachelor Maggie is trouble. . . and he can't resist her!It's Christmas--a time for miracles--and Maggie's dreams of motherhood are about to come true. But how will Nash react to Maggie's Christmas baby bombshell?
Nurse Molly Jones had decided that if she ever bumped into Luke Williams again, she'd be superslim, sleek-haired and dressed to impress... Instead Molly's coming off a night shift in the children's ward, and is slightly the worse for wear when she discovers that Luke is back in town--with his four-year-old twins! Luke, a single dad and pediatrician, is asdedicated and charming as she remembers. But Molly's heart's been broken twice before: first when Luke left, and then when she discovered that she'd never be a mom. All she's ever dreamed of is having a family, and Luke makes it all seem possible...especially when Molly realizes they've made a little miracle of their own.
A prescription the doctor never knew she needed!Michelle Kearns has a simple credo she lives by: no domestic complications! But the Jackson Hole obstetrician's "no kids" rule is tested to the max when she meets her sinfully handsome new neighbor. Because there's just one thing wrong with the heart-meltingly perfect construction engineer: his teenage daughter!Gabe Davis can't quite understand the sexy doctor next door. After all, Michelle's life revolves around babies. And the willowy blonde beauty is a natural with Gabe's young daughter. Doesn't Michelle realize that family is what it's all about? Try as she might, she can't ignore the sparks igniting between them. It couldn't be a more ideal prescription...for happy ever after!
Lady Alice Granville is thrilled to be packing away her stilettos to volunteer in Africa - this could be her chance to impress the ruggedly gorgeous Dr Dante Corsi. Does Alice have what it takes to show this Italian doctor that she's more than just a debutante in designer clothes. . . ?
Welcome to a Steampunk wild west starring Doc Holliday, with zombies, dinosaurs, robots, and cowboys. The time is April, 1885. Doc Holliday lies in bed in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, expecting never to leave his room again. But the medicine man and great chief Geronimo needs him for one last adventure. Renegade Comanche medicine men object to the newly-signed treaty with Theodore Roosevelt. They are venting their displeasure on two white men who are desecrating tribal territory in Wyoming. Geronimo must protect the men or renege on his agreement with Roosevelt. He offers Doc one year of restored health in exchange for taking on this mission.Welcome to the birth of American paleontology, spearheaded by two brilliant men, Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two men whose genius is only exceeded by their hatred for each other's guts. Now, with the aid of Theodore Roosevelt, Cole Younger, and Buffalo Bill Cody, Doc Holliday must save Cope and Marsh not only from the Comanches, not only from living, breathing dinosaurs, but from each other. And that won't be easy.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Welcome to a West like you've never seen before! With the O. K. Corral and the battle with the thing that used to be Johnny Ringo behind him, the consumptive Doc Holliday makes his way to Deadwood, Colorado. But when a gambling loss drains his bankroll, Doc aims for quick cash as a bounty hunter. The biggest reward? Young, 20-year-old desperado known as Billy the Kid. With a steampunk twist on these classic characters, nothing can be as simple as it seems.
It's August 19, 1884. The consumptive Doc Holliday is preparing to await his end in a sanitarium in Leadville, Colorado, when the medicine man Geronimo enlists him on a mission. The time the great chief has predicted has come, the one white man he's willing to treat with has crossed the Mississippi and is heading to Tombstone-a young man named Theodore Roosevelt. The various tribes know that Geronimo is willing to end the spell that has kept the United States from expanding west of the Mississippi. In response, they have created a huge, monstrous, medicine man named War Bonnet, whose function is to kill Roosevelt and Geronimo and keep the U.S. east of the river forever. And War Bonnet has enlisted the master shootist John Wesley Hardin.So the battle lines are drawn: Roosevelt and Geronimo against the most powerful of the medicine men, a supernatural creature that seemingly nothing can harm; and Holliday against the man with more credited kills than any gunfighter in history. It does not promise to be a tranquil summer.
Why had she rented her upstairs apartment to another doctor? Single mom Jill Beck knew the type, especially one as handsome as Adam Stone. The M.D. would stick it out in Blackwater Lake, Montana...until the first snowstorm. And then he'd leave everyone behind. But this time she wasn't getting involved.Yes, he thought Jill was one fine-looking landlady, but Adam knew romancing the town sweetheart wouldn't win him any points. Still, they could be friends and he could be the male influence her young son needed-no romantic strings involved. Well, perhaps he needed to check his temperature and be certain he hadn't misdiagnosed true love as just a simple case of friendship!
Emphasizing spiritual values and the quest for meaning in life in its approach to the neurotic behavior, by the founder of logotherapy. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Doctor at War charts the fascinating account of one man's wartime experiences. Born in Geneva in 1909, Colonel Martin Herford served in the Spanish Civil War, then, on the outbreak of World War II, he saw service in Finland and across Europe as the Allies drove the Germans back to their homeland. Herford was even present at the liberation of Belsen, the notorious concentration camp.A testament to Churchill's famous maxim 'when you're going through hell, keep going', Herford is an inspiration, and this book is a moving account of his heroism, utilising contemporary diaries, letters, notes and official dispatches.Even though the doctors, nurses and stretcher-bearers of the military are every bit as courageous as the front line soldiers, they are very seldom written about. The image of a team of medics tucked away behind the front lines is far from accurate as very often the wounded were treated in the midst of battle with bullets flying and shells exploding all around.
Small beachside town requires new GP.Start immediately. Falling in love with resident doctor...optional!Recently single, recently qualified Dr. Holly Saxby has to leave the city ASAP. So, she packs up her designer clothes and heads to Baronga Bay. She's not quite ready for beach life or the small-town grapevine, and she certainly isn't expecting young, ruggedly handsome Dr. Cameron McCarrick to be her new partner.The laid-back doctor is the treasure of the town, and in comparison Holly has to fight to measure up. But as Cameron acts as her mentor and protector, she realizes that this little town may have given her everything she was ever looking for--a home, a job and a husband beyond compare...
'Banville is superb . . . there are not many historical novels of which it can be said that they illuminate both the time that forms their subject matter and the time in which they are read: Doctor Copernicusis among the very best of them' The Economist The work of Nicholas Koppernigk, better known as Copernicus, shattered the medieval view of the universe and led to the formulation of the image of the solar system we know today. Here his life is powerfully evoked in a novel that offers a vivid portrait of a man of painful reticence, haunted by a malevolent brother and baffled by the conspiracies that rage around him and his ideas while he searches for the secret of life. 'Banville writes novels of complex patterning, with grace, precision and timing' Guardian 'With his fastidious wit and exquisite style, John Banville is the heir to Nabokov' Daily Telegraph 'A tour de force: a fictional evocation of the great astronomer which is exciting, beautifully written and astonishingly redolent of the late medieval world' The Times
Kaiser Permanente, one of the world's leading health care providers, is an object lesson in the complex and frustrating challenges facing so many healthcare organizations today. It can boast of highly efficient medical teams performing clinical miracles, but it also had organizational troubles so deep rooted that, in the mid-1990s, patients and physicians fled in droves.In The Doctor Crisis, Jack Cochran, executive director of The Permanente Foundation, and author Charles Kenney use the example of Kaiser to shed light on the organizational problems plaguing American health today; and to show how we can improve healthcare on a grass roots level, regardless of political policy disputes, by improving conditions for primary care physicians. Doctors, they argue, are the key to making health care in the United States truly great-but doctors today are at record levels dissatisfied with the system in which they work. Cochran and Kenny believe we can fundamentally change that system by preserving and enhancing the careers of physicians. They clarify the steps we need to take to support doctors so that they can focus on patient care, and offer concrete ideas for creating an environment and establishing systems that encourage doctors to put patients' needs above all else. In our nation's effort to improve health care quality, access and affordability, the physician crisis is routinely overlooked. Yet solving the crisis is at the core of our ability as a nation to reach the major goals to which we aspire. We must solve the physician to improve the patient experience and improve the health of populations. And we must solve it to successfully implement the Affordable Care Act.
When Luke Van Dam unexpectedly gets custody of his young daughter, the busy obstetrician has a new mission: to be the best dad he can be. Except he can't do it alone. So he turns to his good friend and new partner--fellow ob-gyn Jane McKay. Ten years ago Jane and Luke were more than med-school buddies. Until Jane realized Luke wasn't ready to settle down. Now the ultimate babe magnet is becoming the ultimate baby magnet. He just became guardian of an infant girl! Luke knows it takes two parents to make a family. . . and now Jane's planning to start one of her own! Is the cautious single dad ready to risk his heart with the woman he loves--and who is changing him baby step by baby step?
One of the most-requested Little Golden Books is back in print--complete with Band-Aid® bandages! Millions of baby boomers remember little Dan, who stops crying over a scratch as soon as Mother puts a Band-Aid® on it. Soon the dolls and teddy bears in Dan's house are wearing Band-Aids®, too. This charming story from the 1950s was so popular that it's now featured in the Smithsonian's permanent collection. Picture descriptions present.
The Doctor's Dilemma What kind of woman needed a court order to get a date? To his dismay, Houston pediatrician Conner Malloy would soon find out. Stranded in a little Texas town, arrested on ridiculous charges, the broad-shouldered bachelor was "sentenced" by a courtroom full of Cupids to date no-men-no-matter-what Gillian Bates... and to keep his "community service" a secret! Trouble was, commitment-fearing Connor fell hard for the pretty, guy-shy single mom and her adorable son. He even fantasized about fatherhood and forever. But, drowning in deception and desire, how could Connor ever confess to Gillian that a jury of matchmakers had manipulated this miracle!
Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way.<P> Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book. Images and image descriptions available.
No easy answers...Neonatologist Dr. Martin Connaughton is renowned for his devotion to his tiny patients. And he's also well-known for his irritation with hospital politics.He finds himself-not for the first time-in conflict with the chief of surgery, who recommends an operation for Martin's newest patient. Martin disagrees-and refuses to back down, no matter how much prestige the operation might bring the hospital.Catherine Prentice-a single mother who works for the hospital's public relations department-has to get him to change his mind. Her job depends on it....
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