Becoming a doctor: a journey of initiation in medical school

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Viking, Jun 25, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 390 pages
A distinct, powerful view of the world of modern medicine--enriched by anthropoligical insights, clarified by the prism of direct observation, and warmed by a passionate response to the rigors of medical apprenticeship.

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A detailed account of what happens in the third year of a medical student's career, almost an anthropological account in fact, seeing as the author is an anthropologist and had been for many years ... Read full review

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The author started medical school in his mid-30s, having already established himself as a researcher and professor of anthropology. He focuses on the third year of medical school, for that is when the ... Read full review

Contents

A Compensatory Pause
1
The First Encounters
23
No Mans Land
41
Copyright

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