Dr. Catherine Musemeche is a student of medical history and a former pediatric surgeon who weaves vivid personal anecdotes throughout her comprehensive telling of the evolution of trauma care in America—from the Civil War through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Recently published by University Press of New England, HURT—The Inspiring, Untold Story of Trauma Care reads like an adventure story, complete with compelling prose and action-packed portraits of real-life heroes like R Adams Cowley, James Styner, Deke Farrington, Sue Baker, John Paul Stapp and plenty of others. HURT is both a celebration of how far the trauma care system has traveled in an astonishingly short amount of time and a reminder of what is left to accomplish.
A board-certified Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Musemeche and has flown on rescue helicopters, trained and practiced in trauma centers in Houston and Chicago and operated on hundreds of trauma victims of all ages. Her work is meticulously cited and includes references to articles by Thomas Scalea, Martin Croce, David Livingston, Brent Eastman and many others with whom the trauma care community is very familiar.
This is a great book for ER residents, aspiring trauma surgeons, nurses or anyone in the medical field who is interested in knowing about the history of the U.S. trauma system and standards. Order a copy today, or catch Dr. Musemeche’s next book reading at BookWoman in Austin, TX on Saturday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. Check the BookWoman calendar for updates.