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Run, Don't Walk

The Curious And Chaotic Life Of A Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center

By Adele Levine

M*A*S*H meets Scrubs in a sharply observant, darkly funny, and totally unique debut memoir from physical therapist Adele Levine.
 
In her six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Adele Levine rehabilitated soldiers admitted in worse and worse shape. As body armor and advanced trauma care helped save the lives—if not the limbs—of American soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, Walter Reed quickly became the world leader in amputee rehabilitation. But no matter the injury, physical therapy began the moment the soldiers emerged from surgery.
 
Days at Walter Reed were intense, chaotic, consuming, and heartbreaking, but they were also filled with camaraderie and humor. Working in a glassed-in fishbowl gymnasium, Levine, her colleagues, and their combat-injured patients were on display at every moment to tour groups, politicians, and celebrities. Some would shudder openly at the sight—but inside the glass and out of earshot, the PTs and the patients cracked jokes, played pranks, and compared stumps.
 
With dazzling storytelling, Run, Don’t Walk introduces a motley array of oddball characters including:  Jim, a retired lieutenant-colonel who stays up late at night baking cake after cake, and the militant dietitian who is always after him; a surgeon who only speaks in farm analogies; a therapy dog gone rogue; —and Levine’s toughest patient, the wild, defiant Cosmo, who comes in with one leg amputated and his other leg shattered.
 
Entertaining, engrossing, and ultimately inspiring, Run, Don’t Walk is a fascinating look into a hidden world.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781583335390


Format: Book
Author: Levine, Adele
Summary: "M*A*S*H meets Scrubs in a sharply observant, absurdly funny, inspiring, and totally unique debut memoir from a physical therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the birthplace of physical therapy and the world leader in prosthetic rehabilitation for injured war veterans"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Run, don't walk : the curious and chaotic life of a physical therapist inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center / Adele Levine.
Publisher Date: New York : Avery, [2014]
Subject: Levine, Adele. Walter Reed Army Medical Center -- Anecdotes. Physical therapists -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography. Amputees -- Rehabilitation -- Washington (D.C.) Disabled veterans -- Rehabilitation -- Washington (D.C.) Disabled veterans -- Medical care -- Washington (D.C.) Disabled veterans -- United States -- Anecdotes. Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Veterans -- Medical care -- United States. Afghan War, 2001- -- Veterans -- Medical care -- United States. Single women -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography. BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Isbn: 9781583335390 (hardback)
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Format: Book
Author: Levine, Adele.
Summary: "M*A*S*H meets Scrubs in a sharply observant, absurdly funny, inspiring, and totally unique debut memoir from a physical therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the birthplace of physical therapy and the world leader in prosthetic rehabilitation for injured war veterans"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Run, don't walk : the curious and chaotic life of a physical therapist inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center / Adele Levine.
Publisher, Date: New York : Avery, [2014]
Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Levine, Adele.
Subjects: Walter Reed Army Medical Center -- Anecdotes.
Subjects: Physical therapists -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Subjects: Amputees -- Rehabilitation -- Washington (D.C.)
Subjects: Disabled veterans -- Rehabilitation -- Washington (D.C.)
Subjects: Disabled veterans -- Medical care -- Washington (D.C.)
Subjects: Disabled veterans -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Subjects: Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Veterans -- Medical care -- United States.
Subjects: Afghan War, 2001- -- Veterans -- Medical care -- United States.
Subjects: Single women -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Subjects: MEDICAL / Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Subjects: PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Subjects: Washington (D.C.) -- Biography.
Other Title: Curious and chaotic life of a physical therapist inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Other Title: Run, do not walk
LCCN: 2013037788
ISBN: 9781583335390 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: B Levine