THE EMERGENCY ROOM by Anne Rockwell

THE EMERGENCY ROOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A small child who had to be treated at a hospital emergency room might feel more at home with a pictorial preview like this--complete to full-page illustrations of oxygen tank and cardiograph (""This machine shows how a heart is beating"") and other pieces of specialized medical equipment. But the representative boy-patient, who has a sprained ankle, only gets to ride in a wheelchair, to have an x-ray, and to use crutches--so the rest of the elaborate apparatus remains incomprehensible at best. And Harlow Rockwells calm, antiseptic surrounds, however estimable as a model, hardly suggest the fevered activity of a real-life emergency room.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1985
Publisher: Macmillan