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Editorial: Little Brown, NY
Año de publicación: 1977
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition.
Very Fine Book in a Very Fine Dust Jacket that is in a Mylar protective cover. Book has aged very well with only a previous owners name on the inside front end paper as flaw, still tight and bright. The Dust Jacket has some very tiny tears along the top edge, is NOT price clipped, some slight yellowing to end, else very nice and bright. Stated First Edition on the copyright page. This item carefully packaged and shipped in a sturdy box. Wonderful Edition. N° de ref. de la librería 002880
Sinopsis: The blockbuster bestseller that kickstarted a new genre--the medical thriller--is now available in trade paperback for the first time.
They called it "minor surgery," but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman and a dozen others--all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures--were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up.
Susan Wheeler is a third-year medical student working as a trainee at Boston Memorial Hospital. Two patients during her residency mysteriously go into comas immediately after their operations due to complications from anesthesia. Susan begins to investigate the causes behind both of these alarming comas and discovers the oxygen line in Operating Room 8 has been tampered with to induce carbon monoxide poisoning.
Then Susan discovers the evil nature of the Jefferson Institute, an intensive care facility where patients are suspended from the ceiling and kept alive until they can be harvested for healthy organs. Is she a participant in--or a victim of--a large-scale black market dealing in human organs?
Sinopsis: Robin Cook is the author -- and Coma is the book -- for which the term medical thriller was first used. It's a spine-chilling shocker about a crime beyond imagining and the committed young medical student who brings it to light.The surgery was routine -- the kind performed many times a day at Boston's most prestigious hospital. The teams that worked in OR #8 were among the best in the world. But even their incredible skill couldn't make up for what was happening around them. Several patients, admitted to the hospital for minor surgery, never awoke. For some inexplicable reason, their brains had been destroyed.
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