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A Not Entirely Benign Procedure by Perri Klass

A Not Entirely Benign Procedure

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    Jul 01, 1994 | 288 Pages

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Praise

“Fascinating… Klass writes with wit, intelligence, and a great deal of insight.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Writing personally and candidly, she brings the reader into her orbit, into the experiences of a thoughtful person, in situations that are comic, difficult, puzzling and often tragic. There are moving instances of a doctor’s mandated objectivity while involved with the dying and with the bereaved. In lighter moments, Klass twits pompous members of the healing profession and offers insights on the status of women doctors; they are frequently mistaken for nurses; men never are.”—Publishers Weekly

“General readers and medical students alike will find this book worth reading.”—Library Journal
 

Table Of Contents

Introduction

THE PRE-CLINICAL YEARS
The Living-in-Sin Potluck and Other Tales of the First Year of Medical School
A Textbook Pregnancy

THE CLINICAL YEARS
The First Time
Crying in the Hospital
Camels, Zebras, and Fascinomas
Learning the Language
Macho
Tempos
The Scrubbed and the Unscrubbed
Emergency Room
Babytalk
Invasions
007s
Enough to Make You Sick
The Prize in the Cracker Jack Box
Stress and Potato Chips
Ignorance
“Who Knows This Patient?”

ISSUES
Power Plays
Disasters Past
Nurses
Baby Poop
One in Ten Thousand
India
When Doctors and Patients Speak Different Languages
AIDS
Taking Precautions
Dying
Curing
Assess and Advise
DNR

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
A Weekend in the Life
Match Day

Conclusion—Baby Doctor

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