A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years As a Medical Student

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Putnam, 1987 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Chronicles the author's experiences as a student at Harvard Medical School, from the jitters of her first duty in a hospital to the pride of graduation day

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You may remember this author's name if you are a reader of the New York Times weekly "Hers'' column, where Klass's series of articles on being a mother going through medical school appeared. Here ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
15
Section 2
27
Section 3
59
Section 4
63
Section 5
67
Section 6
72
Section 7
91
Section 8
97
Section 17
152
Section 18
157
Section 19
161
Section 20
167
Section 21
173
Section 22
188
Section 23
194
Section 24
200

Section 9
103
Section 10
109
Section 11
115
Section 12
126
Section 13
130
Section 14
135
Section 15
143
Section 16
145
Section 25
206
Section 26
212
Section 27
219
Section 28
221
Section 29
246
Section 30
251
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About the author (1987)

Perri Klass is a practicing pediatrician, an acclaimed author of fiction & nonfiction, & a prizewinning journalist. She has won five O. Henry Awards for her short stories, including three of the stories in "Love & Modern Medicine". Her fiction includes two novels, "Recombinations & Other Women's Children", & a collection of short stories, "I Am Having an Adventure". She has also written two collections of essays about medicine, "A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years as a Medical Student" & "Baby Doctor: A Pediatrician's Training". Her columns & articles have appeared in the "New York Times Magazine", the "Washington Post", the "Boston Globe", "Discover", & "Parenting". She recently won a James Beard Foundation Award for an article in "Gourmet", "The Lunch Box as Battlefield." Both Klass's fiction & her journalism have dealt with issues of medicine & society. In her medical career she practices pediatrics at Dorchester House, a neighborhood health center in Boston, & is medical director of the national literacy program Reach Out & Read, dedicated to making books & literacy promotion part of pediatric primary care. Klass lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with Larry Wolff, a professor of history at Boston College, & their children.

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