As in all hospitals, the medical hierarchy of The House of God was a pyramid - a lot at the bottom and one at the top.Put another way it was like an ice-cream cone...you had to lick your way up!Roy Basch, the 'red-hot' Rhodes Scholar, thought differently - but then he hadn't met Hyper Hooper, out to win the most post-mortems of the year award, nor Molly, the nurse with the crash helmet.He hadn't even met any of the Gomers ('Get Out of My Emergency Room!'), the no-hopers who wanted to die but who were worth more alive!
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The medical hierarchy of "The House of God" is like a pyramid - a lot at the bottom and one at the top. Roy Basch, a Rhodes scholar, thinks differently, until he meets Hyper Hooper, out to win the most post-mortems of the year award, or Molly, the nurse with the crash helmet.
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Great glittering floods of talent rage through this extraordinary novel * Cosmopolitan *A wildly funny, sad, laugh-out-loud, frightening, outrageous, thought-provoking, moving book * Houston Chronicle *Raw, realistic, ribald and randy -- Richard Gordon, author of Doctor in the HouseCatch-22 with stethoscopes * Cosmopolitan *
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The House of God is a wild and raunchily irreverent novel that teaches you the not-so-gentle arts of healing, and tells you what your doctor never wanted you to know.It is the best medicine since M*A*S*H, and does for the doctor's art what Catch-22 did for the art of war.e year award, or Molly, the nurse with the crash helmet.
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Produktdetaljer

ISBN
9780552991223
Publisert
1998
Utgiver
Vendor
Black Swan
Vekt
273 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
127 mm
Dybde
127 mm
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Antall sider
400

Forfatter

Biographical note

Sameul Shem (Stephen Bergman M.D.) graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and earned a Ph.D in physiology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He is the author of the novels The House of God, Mount Misery and Fine, and seven plays, including, with Janet Surrey, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Stone Centre, Wellesley College. He lives near Boston with his wife and daughter.