Coma by Robin CookThe blockbuster bestseller that kickstarted a new genre--the medical thriller--is now available in trade paperback for the first time.
They called it minor surgery, but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman and a dozen others--all admitted to Boston Memorial Hospital for routine procedures--were victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table. They never woke up.
Susan Wheeler is a third-year medical student working as a trainee at Boston Memorial Hospital. Two patients during her residency mysteriously go into comas immediately after their operations due to complications from anesthesia. Susan begins to investigate the causes behind both of these alarming comas and discovers the oxygen line in Operating Room 8 has been tampered with to induce carbon monoxide poisoning.
Then Susan discovers the evil nature of the Jefferson Institute, an intensive care facility where patients are suspended from the ceiling and kept alive until they can be harvested for healthy organs. Is she a participant in--or a victim of--a large-scale black market dealing in human organs?
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Sullivan and Fredric Lebow. Bullock and Pullman received praise for their performances. She has a secret crush on a handsome commuter named Peter Callaghan Peter Gallagher , although they are complete strangers. On Christmas Day, she rescues him from the oncoming Chicago "L" train after a group of muggers push him onto the tracks. He falls into a coma, and she accompanies him to the hospital, where a nurse overhears her musing aloud, "I was going to marry him.
The film follows two men who form an unlikely friendship as they care for two women who are both in comas. The film's themes include bodily autonomy and violation , the boundary between life and death, versions of love predicated on possession, and gender, gaze, voyeurism , passivity, agency, complicity, obsession, and psychoanalysis. It is now generally regarded as one of the finest films of the s. The story unfolds in flashbacks , giving details of two separate relationships that become intertwined with each other. Still, Benigno notices that Marco cries.