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They say that all internships are baptisms in fire; Darcy Lockman's one-year training at Brooklyn's Kings County Hospital might be best described as a full immersion in hell. Tabloids had already gained circulation with exposes about dire conditions in the East Flatbush health center; only shortly later, it was revealed that a full one third of all New York hospital malpractice suits originated at the beleaguered hospital. For the young psychologist and freelance writer, her labors in the ER and elsewhere were equal parts occupational revelations and disillusionments. Her memoir captures the chaotic realities of a big city hospital that most of us glimpse only fleetingly in moments of personal crisis.