The House of God

The House of God

Book - 1978
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Marek, c1978.
ISBN: 9780399900235
0399900233
Characteristics: 382 p.

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Winnipeg1
Jan 07, 2013

Training of doctors hasn't changed too much from the '70s, except now in the U.S.A. the insurance companies get the bloat by controlling every second of every day in every medical facility. Excellent read.

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Vleung58
Dec 26, 2012

The first half was repetitive, dull and served nothing more than a history lesson in the misogynistic environment of 1970's medical training. The second half was, although, quite a nice read, showing the raw humanity and sad realities of the arduous esoteric intern year.

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