Larry Dossey, M.D.
“The Pit is a brilliant tribute to those individuals who stand between us and death — the physicians who staff our nation’s emergency rooms. In exquisite, sensitive detail, ER physician Gary Conrad describes how both joy and pathos are everyday experiences for this dedicated group of medical professionals. One moment an ER doc may remove a bug from the ear of a screaming four-year old, the next moment s/he may perform CPR on an adult who may not survive. The Pit is likely to become a classic in the autobiographical medical literature. As I read this gripping account, I found myself thinking: If I’m ever ambulanced to the ER, I hope Dr. Gary Conrad is on duty.”
—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters