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Posted September 13, 2008
'La Clinica' was a wonderful read, juxtaposing and weaving the various times of Dr. Sklar's life, from his childhood to his internship to his Clinica days to his affiliation with the University of New Mexico as head of its Department of Emergency Medicine, when he and his wife were separating. This is the story of what Freud once distilled as the two things most important in a man's life: meaningful work and a meaningful relationship with a woman. And in Dr. Sklar's case, we see his earnest attempt to make sense of both when each is turned topsy-turvy, to remain grounded as best he can under the circumstances. At La Clinica's best, the reader, young or old, will be called to task to examine his or her own life, asking, depending on age, either, 'Is this the path I wish to take?' Or, 'Why or how did I come to take this journey?'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 30, 2008
For any aspiring clinician, or medical professional, interested in international medicine, this is a must read. Dr. Sklar¿s honest and humble account of life, medicine and volunteerism is inspiring to all whom strive to help others, while struggling to manage one¿s own problems. I would highly recommend this book to all pre-meds, medical students, residents and doctors interested in stepping outside of the traditional American medicine dream and into the real world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.