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The House of God - Samuel Shem
The House of God
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Now a classic! The hilarious  novel of the healing arts that reveals everything your  doctor never wanted you to know. Six eager interns  -- they saw themselves as modern saviors-to-be.  They came from the top of their medical school class  to the bottom of the hospital staff to serve a  year in... show more
Now a classic! The hilarious  novel of the healing arts that reveals everything your  doctor never wanted you to know. Six eager interns  -- they saw themselves as modern saviors-to-be.  They came from the top of their medical school class  to the bottom of the hospital staff to serve a  year in the time-honored tradition, racing to answer  the flash of on-duty call lights and nubile  nurses. But only the Fat Man --the Clam, all-knowing  resident -- could sustain them in their struggle to  survive, to stay sane, to love-and even to be  doctors when their harrowing year was done.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780440133681 (0440133688)
ASIN: 440133688
Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it
3.0 The House of God
Some of this really resonated still which is a same as I'd hoped that treatment of junior doctors had improved over the years (which it has but there's still a way to go). Couldn't get behind all the sex scenes though.
syncytio
syncytio rated it
3.0 The House of God
All in all, this is a great representation of what life is like as an intern. It's overtime and angry consultants and the camaraderie of your fellow interns. It's exhausting and terrifying in equal parts and I think the book does a good job of showing it. I also liked how being a doctor starts to im...
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
2.0 The House of God: The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital
A lot of reviews treat this book like it is a realistic account of residency. It's not, and I don't think it was intended to be- it is mostly parody, with a few somber moments thrown in. The humor feels a little forced at times, but it may just be dated. In any case, the book is much better than the...
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