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In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery

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Author
Sheed, Wilfrid
Call Number
PR 6069 H396 Z469 1995
Location
Vancouver Community
Title
In love with daylight : a memoir of recovery
Author
Sheed, Wilfrid
Responsibility
Wilfrid Sheed
Place
New York
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Year Published
c.1995
Physical Description
252 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Depressed persons -- Biography
Depression, mental -- Biography
Recovery--Personal Narrative
Cancer -- Patients -- Biography
Polio -- Patients -- Biography
Abstract
Review: "Noted critic, novelist and essayist Sheed recounts his recovery from three major illnesses in this highly personal, torturous, oddly exhilarating chronicle. The first illness, polio, struck in 1945 when he was 14. With unbridled optimism, Sheed struggled for years with a disease that ``seemed much more like a vacation from the pains of growing up than an addition to them.'' The book's centerpiece, his plunge into depression triggered by addiction to sleeping pills and alcohol in his mid-50s, unfolds a nightmare of panic attacks, manic highs, proliferating phobias and suicidal dementia. Sheed found scant relief through a stay in a sanatorium, antidepressants or lithium, on all of which he heaps scorn. His recovery seemed to follow its own logic and inner mechanisms of healing. Diagnosed with cancer in 1991, he underwent operations of the tongue and neck, as well as radiation treatments, a two-year ordeal he describes with wit and gallantry." -- Reed Elsevier Inc.
ISBN
0671792156
Format
Book
Location
Vancouver Community
Call Number
PR 6069 H396 Z469 1995
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On the mend : revolutionizing healthcare to save lives and transform the industry

https://librarycatalogue.vch.ca/en/permalink/catalog119071
Author
Toussaint, John
Gerard, Roger A
Adams, Emily
Call Number
W84 T68 2010
Location
Richmond Hospital
Lions Gate Hospital
Vancouver Community
Title
On the mend : revolutionizing healthcare to save lives and transform the industry
Author
Toussaint, John
Gerard, Roger A
Adams, Emily
Responsibility
by John Toussaint and Roger A. Gerard ; with Emily Adams
Place
Cambridge, MA
Publisher
Lean Enterprise Institute
Year Published
2010
Physical Description
vii, 181 p.
Subjects
Health Care Reform--United States
Medical care, Cost of--United States--Evaluation
Organizational behavior
Lean manufacturing
Notes
Includes index
ISBN
9781934109274
1934109274
Format
Book
Location
Richmond Hospital
Lions Gate Hospital
Vancouver Community
Call Number
W84 T68 2010
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