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A Pain in the Toenails: Essay excerpt from The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World (Unfeeling Doctor Series)

A Pain in the Toenails: Essay excerpt from The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World (Unfeeling Doctor Series) [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Yuan-Innes
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Product Description

Ah, the innocence of medical school. This is a story from my third year of clinical clerkship, when I started rotating through the hospital wards, starting with internal medicine. I was matched to the gastrointestinal team, so I can recite the bacterial causes of bloody diarrhea to this day.

One patient taught me about ulcerative colitis...and a few other things.

You can also find this essay in my book, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1228 KB
  • Print Length: 12 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Olo Books; 4 edition (19 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0987686534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987686534
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #618,528 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I've wanted to be a writer since I was five years old, but because I'm hypomanic, I like people, and I didn't have the chutzpah to jump into writing straight out of high school, I went to medical school first.

Now I'm an emergency doctor with two kids, and I keep on churning out everything from picture books and poems to novels.

I've been published in Nature, The Dragon and the Stars, Indian Country Noir, Weird Tales, and lots of other fine venues. I'm a winner of the Innermoonlit Award and Writers of the Future. Publishers Weekly calls me "impressive" and "moving."

But the most exciting thing about the indie publishing revolution is connecting with readers around the world. Thanks for stopping by!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the effort. 13 Aug 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
The downloaded sample was only one page long which should of told me something but as the 'book' was only 86 pence I thought it would be worth risking and looked forward to some humerous anecdotes. What a disappointment!! Normally I wouldn't bother with reviewing something so cheap and saying it was poor value for money but this wouldn't have been worth having had it been free. Granted it is described as an essay but I think that description is being over generous and both my husband and myself had read it within 10 minutes....that is how short it is. There is one brief story of a patient with diarrhoea that is not in the least entertaining, followed by a lot of links to the authors pages. Finally there is an even briefer tale of how patients thought she looked too young to be a medic. That is the book in its entirety. The only recommendation I could make is "avoid spending your money" and if I could of given it zero stars I would have....and I have never done that before.
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1.0 out of 5 stars takes advantage of true customers 13 Mar 2013
By N.M. Cox - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't know how the rest of you feel,but when these "short" excerpts are put into the book section I feel taken advantage of, ripped off and a bit used based upon my loyalty. Yes, we are aware these are not full books when we download them (if we do download), but this is supposed to be a full book download site. Right? I just don't feel this is the right place to "advertise" this way nor the right way to treat customers. I don't know, maybe I'm being unfair but I already purchase a lot of books directly as a result of getting free full downloads. As many of you may know by now,amazon has done away with their referral program where the different sites such as kindle buffet used to get an income because of the people viewing their site and then purchasing from Amazon. That is why we've lost those sites and must now search on our own. This is just Amazon's way of replacing the income they received from those sites. We've lost a service from kindle buffet,et al, and are further subject to these games.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting book and well written, but not the full book! 10 April 2014
By Daisy - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really this book is well written and I did enjoy reading the medical stories by Dr. Yuan-Innes. She really is a pretty good writer. First of all, the beginning MINI story in this book is what it says it is an excerpt from her book The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the world (a sample of the book). And I really enjoyed the story as I thought it was well written. What I DID NOT LIKE is that this is NOT THE FULL BOOK.

So I give this book 3.2 stars because it does have some reading value to it. But keep in mind this is a sample book and the REAL and FULL SIZED books you can get on Amazon, just don't look for the real and full book in this one here!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Probably a great book... 1 Feb 2013
By Skyler - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is the preview of the book only, with a few pages to read... I would love to read it, what a shame.
2.0 out of 5 stars Just a Very Short Essay! 24 May 2014
By Cynthia H. - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a 12 page essay from another book that the author has written about her experiences working in the emergency room. The title is cute and I really expected something a bit more entertaining.

As of now, it is free and I would hope it stays that way. It would be better as a sample of the book instead of having to pay for this since it really isn't worth the $1.99 for a 12 page essay.

I would consider reading the book this excerpt is from but only if that were free. I love medical stories and was really disappointed in this and wouldn't recommend it.
1.0 out of 5 stars boring 14 May 2014
By kirk - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I didn't even finish reading it. It couldn't keep my attention and I found myself not finishing what I was reading. Basically a waste of time.
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