I liked that book quite a bit. Other good medically related books are "The House of God" by Samuel Shem and "Becoming a Doctor" by some guy with a big nose. Of course both those books are a bit neurotic as they were written by shrinksOriginally posted by The Mysterious Stranger
I'm currently reading "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks (the author of Awakenings). Anyhow, this book chronicles different case studies Sacks encountered as a neurologist. I don't know if it's exactly what you are looking for (if you want a more general book about the medical field), but I find the book very entertaining.
RULES OF THE HOUSE OF GOD #4:Originally posted by Forensic Chick
"House of God" by Samuel Shem, M.D. Great book outlining the trials and tribulations of internship.
I read an interview with the author on http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/interviews/int2002-05-01.htm .think i've got the book ur lookin for, its called "complications " by atul gwande.
I agree...I just got done reading this not too long ago....Samuel Shem has a bunch of other books, also, that seem as entertaining.Originally posted by phllystyl
RULES OF THE HOUSE OF GOD #4:
THERE IS NO BODY CAVITY THAT CANT BE REACHED BY A #14 NEEDLE AND A GOOD STRONG ARM
Seriously, one of the funniest books I've ever read.