The House of God (Read)


  • Paperback
  • 416
  • The House of God
  • Samuel Shem
  • English
  • 20 October 2020
  • 9780385337380

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review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Samuel Shem Samuel Shem × 5 Summary Summary The House of God The hilarious novel of the healing arts that reveals everything your doctor never wanted you to know Six eager interns they saw themselves as modern saviors to be   They came from the. I don t usually review books I rate at 3 stars or lower but this is an exception I detest this book so much that I feel compelled to write something about itMake no mistake I am a resident physician and read this book during my internship year so none of the horrible things that happen in the book faze me I am also the last person to dislike a book because it is not feel good or because it offers uestions than solutions those are often the best books However I take issue with this book because to me it doesn t deliver what it promises The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital for me the only word true in that subtitle is NovelThe main character a thin guise for the author himself goes through internship He is overworked he is bitter and he has sexy escapades with nurses and social workers while his fiance psychoanalyzes him Okay been there done that minus the sexy escapades and fiance part Let s see then he rants against the evil of the medical training system and the futility of the medical care he delivers Fine now that the obvious stuff is out of the way let s cut to the chase Oh wait now it s overBut where are the other things Where s the guilt not just over how you think you mishandled a patient s care but also over how you ve not lived up to what others and what yourself expected of you and how you ve neglected all friends and family What about the oppressive sense of responsibility which you are initially overwhelmed with freuently take for granted sometimes make light of often resent and occasionally try to dodge What about inevitable dehumanization that is not so much created by a villanous uncaring system but is really a part of the job description What about your transferences and countertransferences towards patients your natural defense systems and how they sabotage your clinical judgement making you even guilty and defensive your feeling of inadeuacy that is only outweighed by your desire to be somehow normal again and part of the rest of humanity These are things my colleagues and I deal with on a daily basis This so called classic doesn t address any of them except in the most perfunctory manner possibleWhat it does do is rage against the residency system of his time There have been immense changes since then some may say the pendulum has even swung too much the other way I cannot find much beyond that The book is of historical interest in that regard but given the depth of the emotional toil that is internship I expected a lot lot out of the classic novelIt also doesn t help that the central character acts like a sociopath and I don t think you can blame that solely on the system Romancing the Countess your doctor never wanted Infantry you to know Six eager interns they saw themselves as modern saviors to be   They came from the. 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review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Samuel Shem Samuel Shem × 5 Summary Summary The House of God Top of their medical school class  to the bottom of the hospital staff to serve a  year in the time honored tradition racing to answer  the flash of on duty call lights and nubile?. I felt I should read this book described as the Catch 22 of medicine before graduating from med school It was scary how accurate most of it is right down to the Laws of the House of God uoted throughout Remember Age BUN Lasix dose But well written and a good read although I don t know how funny it will be to those outside the medical profession probably still so to spouses

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review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Samuel Shem Samuel Shem × 5 Summary Summary The House of God ? nurses But only the Fat Man the Clam all knowing resident could sustain them in their struggle to survive to stay sane to love and even to be doctors when their harrowing year was don. Disclaimer I did my internship and residency at the other hospital MBH in Shem s classic novel about medical training at the same time that he was busy observing his fellow house officers and higher ups at the House of God So my take on this book is colored by immersion in the culture he parodies and by the fact that one of his main characters bears strong resemblance to a medical school classmate who interned in Boston at Shem s hospital Fresh out of five years of medical training I read this book back when it came out and found it laugh out loud funny because like all caricatures it is based in truth It has just appeared in audio and the view from a few decades down the road is a little bit different but still entertaining though I have to admit that the raunchy sex got a little boring The exaggerations seem a little exaggerated and the truths grounded in the realities of experience There was a Fat Man in my training program actually several of them and I suspect everyone who has become a doctor knows a few The Fat Man s rules all contain germs of truth Shem was an astute observer of the human condition at a young age Most of us were just trying to learn and survive but he was taking notes


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    The House of God (Read) Summary The House of God I don't usually review books I rate at 3 stars or lower but this is an exception I detest this book so much that I feel compelled t

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    The House of God (Read) As I tell people I liked the morals not the storyThe message on why the boys didn't like the chief how doing not

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    Samuel Shem × 5 Summary The House of God (Read) Rating 45 stars Gomers Never die Neither will that uoteLet me try to review this book in one sentence This book tells the truth nothing but the truth but NOT the full truth Sounds cryptic but if it is the best I can do The house of God adresses grim and dark topics that are usually not spoken about in literature It does not shy aw

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    The House of God (Read) I read this in college then again my first year of medical school then again my last year of medical school then again during my internship and I'm reading it once now as a senior resident Along with the television show Scrubs it's the most accurate portrayal of American medicine that I'm familiar with I gave i

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    Summary The House of God The House of God (Read) I felt I should read this book described as the Catch 22 of medicine before graduating from med school It was scary how accurate most of it is right down to the 'Laws' of the House of God uoted throughout Remember Age BUN Lasix dose But well written and a good read although I don't know how funny it will be to those outside the medical profession probably still so to spouses

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    The House of God (Read) I've avoided reading this for years To be fair I didn't even know about it until half way through med school and then I never had much desire t

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    The House of God (Read) Disclaimer I did my internship and residency at the other hospital MBH in Shem's classic novel about medical training at the same time that he was busy observing his fellow house officers and higher ups at the House of God So my take on this book is colored by immersion in the culture he parodies and by the fact

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    The House of God (Read) First of all let me say that i have never heard of this book However i won the seuel through a giveaway on goodreads in exchange for an honest review Anyone who knows me knows that i must start from the beginning of a series So i che

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    The House of God (Read) review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free × Samuel Shem Summary The House of God When I was a nursing student I was sitting at the nurses station and writing a rough draft of my patients notes for my supervising RN to read through before I put them in the file One of the medical interns sat down next to me and asked me if I'd read The House of God I thought he might have been trying to convince me to join some obscure r

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