Learning to play God: the coming of age of a young doctor

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Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated, Oct 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 267 pages
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Dr. Robert Marion draws from his own experiences as medical student and resident to recreate the dehumanizing and often brutal process of medical training. With wit and compassion, Marion's "you-are-there" reports show how humanity and idealism can survive the grueling path to technical competancy.

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Ugh, this book makes me soooooo happy to not be working in the US. Ok, so this book has a couple of years now and his internship was back in the 70's but still... None of my older collegues who did ... Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Robert Marion, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gyneclogy at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York, is the director of clinical genetics at both the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and Blythedale Children's Hospital, Valhalla, New York. He is the author of six published books, including The Intern Blues and Learning to Play God: The Coming of Age of a Young Doctor. He lives with his family in Westchester County, New York.

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