Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue
By Danielle Ofri
(Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807072516, 246pp.)
Publication Date: April 2009
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Singular Intimacies is the story of becoming a doctor by immersion at New York's Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. When Danielle Ofri first enters the doors as a medical student, she is immediately plunged into the teeming world of urban medicine. It is here that Dr. Ofri develops a profound instinct for healing and, above all, learns to navigate the tangled vulnerabilities of doctor and patient.