Doing Nothing

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AuthorHouse, 2000 - Fiction - 672 pages
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Doing Nothing is a story of the education of a physician. It starts with Richard Grollman s first day in medical school and ends as he walks out of the hospital where he has just completed his residency in Internal Medicine. In between, he is ignored, pummeled, encouraged to seek a different profession, admonished by God to behave himself a little better, discovers that the brain is not a vital organ, is sucked into a "black hole" along with thousands of lost lab reports, inadvertently becomes Chief Medical Resident, and finally discovers he has learned a lot about people and medicine if only by osmosis!

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Kurtzman graduated from Williams College and New York Medical College. After completing his training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, he served as Chief of Nephrology at Brooke Army Medical Center where he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel. At the age of 35 he was appointed Professor of Internal Medicine and Chief of Nephrology at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. For 14 years he was Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University School of Medicine where he currently serves as University Distinguished Professor. In addition, he is editor-in-chief of two major journals in his field.

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