A Not Entirely Benign Procedure
Four Years As a Medical Student
ISBN10: 0452272580 ISBN13: 9780452272583 Publisher: Penguin USA (P) Published: Jul 1 1994 Pages: 286 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
"Fascinating... Klass writes with wit, intelligence, and a great deal of insight."—The New York Times Book Review Acclaimed pediatrician, journalist, and novelist Perri Klass offers a provocative look at the ups and downs of medical school from those first exams to the day she became a doctor. In a direct, candid style, Klass shares what it is like to be a first-time mother while attending med school; the unique lingo of the med student; how to deal with every bodily fluid imaginable; and the humor and heartbreak of working with patients. With this collection of essays, Klass established herself as a go-to voice for a generation of med students and doctors, with her frank and witty perspective. Klass also brings a proven ability to make the medical world accessible to the lay reader, through her extensive literary and journalistic experience.