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Hospital Babylon Imogen Edwards-Jones

Hospital Babylon By Imogen Edwards-Jones

Hospital Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones


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Why are drugs so expensive? How easy is it for the pharmaceutical companies to grease the good doctor's palm? Or who exactly is profiting from your illness, embarrassing affliction or brand new nose? Packed with true stories, anecdotes and revelations, this book offers a look at 24 hours in the life of a hospital.

Hospital Babylon Summary

Hospital Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones

"Hospital Babylon" is an in-depth, amusing and highly insightful expose of the extraordinary world of modern medicine. It will take the reader on a journey through the various departments and wards where babies are made, thighs are reduced, noses straightened and spare kidneys are flown in from the Indian subcontinent. We will meet doctors who sleep with nurses. Doctors who sleep with patients. Doctors who fiddle their insurance forms. Doctors who suck fat, pump up breasts, plump lips and lengthen penises. The doctor who specialises in flatulence. The doctor who shoots up before he operates. Doctor Feelgood who will give you anything and everything you need. As well as the doctor who makes a fortune doing buttock enlargements in the Caribbean. En route, we will discover what touches them, what amuses them and quite how obsessively insane you have to be to make it to the top. Why does a private room cost over GBP1000 a night? Who are the people changing your bedpan? Holding your hand as you go to sleep? What do they do to you while you're out cold? Why are drugs so expensive? How easy is it for the pharmaceutical companies to grease the good doctor's palm? Who exactly is profiting from your illness, embarrassing affliction or brand new nose? And, of course, what happens when it all goes wrong? Packed with true stories, anecdotes and revelations, "Hospital Babylon" is a riveting, entertaining and shocking look at 24 hours in the life of a hospital. Both amusing and appalling, it will make you question whether you should sign that consent form after all...

About Imogen Edwards-Jones

Imogen Edwards-Jones is the bestselling author of Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon, Beach Babylon and Wedding Babylon, as well as novels such as My Canape Hell and Shagpile. She lives in west London with her husband and their two young children.

Additional information

GOR011254167
9780593066300
0593066308
Hospital Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones
Used - Like New
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2011-04-15
320
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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