Seen through the eyes of a patient totally paralyzed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, this moving book takes readers through the psychological and physical pain of an eleven-month hospital stay. Bed Number Ten reads like a compelling novel, but is entirely factual. It is important reading for hands-on health care givers, those in medical and nursing schools, medical institution administrators, as well as the general public who may experience this situation from one or more perspectives at some time during their life. The book is recommended reading in several medical and nursing schools. These pages reveal the caring, the heroism, and the insensitivity sometimes found in the health care fields.