The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor [NOOK Book]

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While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their real-life lessons in treating very sick children; confronting child abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic; skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy; and overcoming their own fears, insecurities, and constant fatigue. Their stories are ...

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The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor

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Overview

While supervising a small group of interns at a major New York medical center, Dr. Robert Marion asked three of them to keep a careful diary over the course of a year. Andy, Mark, and Amy vividly describe their real-life lessons in treating very sick children; confronting child abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic; skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy; and overcoming their own fears, insecurities, and constant fatigue. Their stories are harrowing and often funny; their personal triumph is unforgettable.

This updated edition of The Intern Blues includes a new preface from the author discussing the status of medical training in America today and a new afterword updating the reader on the lives of the three young interns who first shared their stories with readers more than a decade ago.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062243188
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 343,538
  • File size: 545 KB

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2003

    Accurate

    Having spent a summer and the actual hospital, and talking with the author this book is true, honest and hides nothing. Great book, interesting, thrilling, and informative.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2001

    Excellent, Easy to Read

    I am interested in medicine and have found the book to be very informative on the day in the life of an intern. It was well written. You seem to get a feel and sympathy for the interns. Personal and informative.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2007

    I Can Totally Relate..even the Roaches!

    I have owned this book for over 15 years now, and I read it regularly. I especially enjoy the humourous anecdotes of Mark, although all 3 Interns write wonderfully informative, pure, realistic accounts of what it is like to be an Intern. I am a Registered Nurse with over 24 years experience, and I empathize with all 3 of you 100%...no sleep, scut, politics...it's all there, and it's all still there. I would be very interested to know how these 3 doctors and their families are, and what areas of medicine they have chosen to pursue as Specialties, if any, or have they remained in General Practice? My heart was with them every step of the journey they took, and kudos to them for being brave enough to share their feelings and experiences with us. Mark, you have made me laugh so many times...Carole, you've got a live one! Amy, I'm a mother, too, so I know the tug-of-war between balancing work and home. Andy, I hope you and Karen settled, and I hope you all are thriving. Hope to hear something from someone in the know, or maybe Dr. Marion, who piloted the project...a resounding success, I'd say. Fondly, Janet Henderson, B.A, Reg.N, Toronto, Canada

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2004

    I can't put it down!

    I'm reading this book in the hopes of formulating a strategic approach on how to survive the yearlong internship. This book truthfully depicts the interns' struggles to survive, with the basic necessities of food, sleep, and general maintenance always seemingly out of their reach.

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