The nurse's voice on the phone is desperate, but young Dr. Peters, in his first weeks of internship, is only bone-tired and a little afraid. He has forgotten when he last slept. Yet he knows that in the coming hours he will have to make life-or-death decisions regarding patients, assist contemptuous surgeons in the operating room, deal with nurses who may know more than he does, cope with worried relatives and friends of the injured and ill, and pretend at all times to be what he has not yet becomea fully qualified doctor.
This book is about what happens to a young intern as he goes through the year that promises to make him into a doctor, and threatens to destroy him as a human being
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.84(w) x 4.12(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Robin Cook, M.D., is the author of more than thirty books and is credited with popularizing the medical thriller with his wildly successful first novel, Coma. He divides his time among Florida, New Hampshire, and Boston. His most recent novels include Host, Cell, and Nano.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read this wonderful book, in a process of applying for my residency training. I received this this book from a student of mine, so I could enjoy my week off during break. And thanks to this book, I did. I went through the ordeal that Cook had gone through, and amazingly enough there are many similarities, even though I practiced in Europe .For all of us who have graduated from different social and cultural background, this book enhances our perspective on the American healthcare system.
This is probably Robin Cook's best novel that I've read and I have purchased all his books. What is really scary is that it is the most likely scenario to happen in real life. Not to say you can't trust your doctors or medical staff, but, after all, they are human just like us and will make mistakes, just like us. From the author's point of view and probably from some experiences and observations, this is better than reality tv shows.