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The Resource Moonlight sonata at the Mayo Clinic, Nora Gallagher

Moonlight sonata at the Mayo Clinic, Nora Gallagher

Label
Moonlight sonata at the Mayo Clinic
Title
Moonlight sonata at the Mayo Clinic
Statement of responsibility
Nora Gallagher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One day at the end of 2009, during a routine eye exam that Nora Gallagher nearly skipped, her doctor said, "Darn." Her right optic nerve was inflamed, the cause unknown, a condition that if left untreated would cause her to lose her sight. And so began her departure from ordinary life and her travels in what she calls Oz, the land of the sick. It looks like the world most of us inhabit, she tells us, except that "the furniture is slightly rearranged": her friends can't help her, her trusted doctors don't know what's wrong, and what faith she has left just won't cover it. After a year of searching for a diagnosis and treatment, she arrives at the Mayo Clinic and finds a whole town built around Oz. In the course of her journey, Gallagher encounters inhuman doctors, the modern medical system -- in which knowledge takes fifteen years to trickle down -- and the strange world that is the famous Mayo Clinic, complete with its grand piano. With unerring candor, and no sentimentality whatsoever, Gallagher describes the unexpected twists and turns of the path she took through a medical mystery and an unfathomably changing life
Member of
Summary
Presents a portrait of illness and its impact that describes the discovery of a serious health problem that threatened the author's sight, the ways in which her regard for friends and doctors changed, and the role of her faith in her recovery
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10180513
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallagher, Nora
Dewey number
616.4/29
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC182.S14
LC item number
G35 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print health, home & learning
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  • Gallagher, Nora
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Uveitis
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Moonlight sonata at the Mayo Clinic, Nora Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21037571
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
297 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463241
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781410463241
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn853435889
  • (OCoLC)853435889
Label
Moonlight sonata at the Mayo Clinic, Nora Gallagher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21037571
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
297 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410463241
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013025963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781410463241
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn853435889
  • (OCoLC)853435889

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