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Is it cancer or just a bad pixel? Talking to Skeletons chronicles seven extraordinary nights Jourdan spent shadowing a radiologist in a teaching hospital. Told with the wit and warmth that have earned Jourdan five national best sellers, this book paints an insightful portrait of one man's life and work.
It's a uniquely personal tour of a private world that, as a bonus, gives listeners an intimate peek at how Jourdan creates her best-selling medical narratives. In essence, it is a biography, and at the same time, a lovely and intelligent medical selfie.
Jourdan's first-rate medical writing illuminates the mysterious black and white world that stands at the front lines of modern healthcare.
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By Cautious on 04-11-17
Fascinating glimpse into an amazing profession
First of all, The subject matter of this book was completely outside my normal reading choices or general area of personal interests. That being said, I found this account of the author's sporadic visits over a period of several years with one radiologist to be a fascinating glimpse into an amazing profession. The author's personal descriptions and reflections were such that I felt transported to that small dark room in the bowels of a large hospital, realizing that no matter the state of changing technology and medical advances, the human element is always so vital.
The narration was expressively done, although it did take a moment to adjust to a male voice reading a first person narrative of a woman.
I have read several of this author's books in other genres, and thoroughly enjoyed this one as well.
I was given access to this audio title by the author in return for an honest review.
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By angela fazio on 09-28-17
The Darkroom's Wizard of Bones
As a radiologic technologist this was a beautiful tribute to what goes on behind closed doors. What the public doesn't see or understand. Mainly primary doctors and specialists get the limelight. What individuals don't know is a technologist must take images of your body. A person who has knowledge of anatomy and positioning techniques. But the greatest lesson is the patient care, the love of humanity and getting the best image possible. As I journey toward becoming a radiologist it's nice to know that someone shined a light finding us in the dark. Jay struck a cord with me, I hope he is well.