Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.
Bellevue Hospital: gunshot wounds, GI bleeds, tetralogy of Fallot, ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy acknowledged or discovered only when a woman goes into labor. The motto “I’ve seen plenty” describes medical education at that giant New York hospital.
Dr Jerome Lowenstein is a compassionate doctor who trained and remained at New York University (NYU)-Bellevue. What he has learned and accomplished there is contained in an updated book of essays, The Midnight Meal. The title refers to a dinner, mostly of leftovers, served nightly until the late 1970s to doctors and medical students on call. Lowenstein remembers it as
Cohen R. Bellevue. JAMA. 2006;295(17):2079-2084. doi:10.1001/jama.295.17.2083-a