One of my favorite authors has a new book that is a bit different from the ones I first read - Behind the Mask and Under the Drapes. Dr. Gelber's latest book is Night Clinic the story of a primary care physician who works at an inner city clinic operating day and night. He works the night shift and as you can image sees some of the more interesting, sketchy and shady characters who roam the streets at night.
I find it interesting that Dr. Gelber's story is about a primary care physician when he is a general surgeon. However, much more interesting is the obvious fact that Dr. Gelber has a very creative mind. Those patients seen by Dr. Barnes and his nurse Miss James also include the supernatural, such as, ghosts, werewolves, dwarves and more. Some of their ailments are what a physician might see in a typical clinic, but others are bit unique.
This book keeps the reader guessing and it helps stretch our imaginations. For those of us who work in healthcare, it also makes us realize some of what we have seen isn't that unusual after all.