From murder/mystery to medical fiction - from trauma, mass casualties, or blunt trauma, surgeon and trauma expert Dr. David W. Page is a writer’s best friend.
Whether your fictional character is a detective investigating a crime or a doctor racing down the hallways toward an emergency, it’s a given that someone is hurt. Credible storytelling is the key to plausibility, and Dr. Page offers the perfect prescription.
Body Trauma explains what happens to body organs and bones maimed by accident or intent and the small window of opportunity for emergency treatment. You'll learn about what goes on in a hospital operating room and the personnel who initiate treatment. Use these facts and bring a new realism to your stories and novels.
Dr. David W. Page’s talents go beyond the O.R. as he takes you up close and personal to reveal:
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Here you'll find graphic explorations of serious bodily damage. You'll be able to work backward, deciding how severe a character's wounds should be and then writing the action that causes the pain. You'll put your characters in harm's way and mistreat them-believability-to within an inch of their fictional lives.
Reviews and Accolades
"Dr. David Page has written an authoritative guide to all the ills
that might befall your body after an accident and delivers both diagnosis
and plot ideas with a wry bookside manner that will keep you reading even
if you've never been to the emergency room."
" A fascinating and most helpful reference for any writer of fiction
" A valuable resource for writers. I will certainly consult it the
next time a physical mishap befalls one of my characters."
"Body Trauma unquestionably provides useful information on subjects
that we-and our characters- simply may not be able to avoid."
"This book contains valuable information and will show you how to
make it - and the clean-up - realistic."
"If Melville had been fortunate to have had this helpful guide by
his side, Ahab's missing leg might have been referred to as a traumatic
amputation of the fibula and tibia."
About the Author
DAVID W. PAGE, M.D. is Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School
of Medicine and Director of Student Programs in Surgery, Baystate Medical
Center, Springfield, MA. He is a general surgeon with experience in trauma
care, critical care medicine and has won numerous teaching awards from
Tufts medical students and Baystate surgical residents, including Outstanding
Teaching in the Clinical Sciences Award for 2004. Dr. Page has an
MFA degree from the University of Southern Maine and co-wrote Code
Blue -- a writer's guide to hospitals, including the ER, OR, and
ICU with Keit Wilson, MD.