County: Life, Death and Politics at Chicago’s Public Hospital, by David Ansell isn’t just a book about life in an urban Chicago hospital, bur rather an honest expose about the doctors, patients, policies and inequities within our healthcare system. County has been chosen as one of the Wall Street Journal’s top 5 health books of 2011 and has been recognized by the Chicago Sun-Times as a “must read” book for 2012. 

Ansell, now the vice-president for clinical affairs and chief medical officer at Rush University Medical Center, uses County to talk about his time in the hospital’s different wards as well as to evaluate America’s healthcare from the perspective of the uninsured and underrepresented.

This “must read” book targets not just one audience, but any reader interested in medicine, public policy, Chicago politics and social inequality.

To learn more about County and to read an excerpt, visit Amazon, where the book is available both in hardcover and e-book form.