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Learning to Play God
Learning to Play God
Author: Robert Marion
Do you know what your doctor really thinks or how your doctor really feels about medicine and about you? The seeds lie in the critical first few years of a medical education, and Dr. Robert Marion, director of the Center for Congenital Disorders at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, draws from his own experiences as student, intern, and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449221921
ISBN-10: 044922192X
Publication Date: 2/22/1993
Pages: 288
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Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Learning to Play God on + 1438 more book reviews
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Nonfiction account of a young doctor's intern and residency years. There's not much new and different about the cases he covers, but what lifts this book above the run-of-the-mill medical story is Marion's insistence that modern medical training, with its 36-hour working shifts, indifferent superiors, and virtually non-existent emotional support from supposed mentors, destroys the careers of some would-be doctors and churns out mostly successful automatons.
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Skydiver6 avatar reviewed Learning to Play God on + 2 more book reviews
I loved this book. It will capture the attention of anyone interested in or thinking of a career in the medical field. Engrossing!