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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
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God's hotel
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a doctor, a hospital, and a pilgrimage to the heart of medicine
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Victoria Sweet
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eng
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"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." -- Publisher
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Title
God's hotel
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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
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autobiography
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BT
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  • 610.92
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Index
no index present
LC call number
R154.S925
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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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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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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Extent
p.
Isbn
9781594488436
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011049340

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
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