“A powerful, true story of life and death in a major metropolitan hospital… Harrowing… An important book.”— The New York Times
First, Do No Harm
The Dramatic Story of Real Doctors and Patients Making Impossible Choices at a Big-City Hospital
What is life worth? And what is a life worth living? At a time when America faces vital choices about the future of its health care, former NEW YORK TIMES correspondent Lisa Belkin takes a powerful and poignant look at the inner workings of Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, telling the remarkable, real-life stories of the doctors, patients, families, and hospital administrators who must ask – and ultimately answer – the most profound and heart-wrenching questions about life and death.