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Michael J. Collins

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Mike Collins was born on the West Side of Chicago. His first book, HOT LIGHTS, COLD STEEL, describes his years as a surgical resident at the Mayo Clinic. His second book, BLUE COLLAR, BLUE SCRUBS, due to be released on May 26, 2009, turns back the clock to his years as a construction worker dreaming of becoming a doctor.
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Average rating: 4.06 · 1,773 ratings · 174 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Lif...
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“I'm taking inorganic chem and physics not because I want to but because I have to. Not every doctor wants to be a scientist. Some of us just want to take care of sick people. I can't help thinking that medicine is more closely aligned to the humanities than to the sciences. I can't help thinking that I could learn more about being a good doctor from William Shakespeare than I could from Isaac Newton. After all, isn't understanding people at least as important as understanding pathology?”
Michael J. Collins, Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon

“At times it felt like I was killing myself. And yet the only thing I could recall at that moment was how much fun it had been, and how wonderful it was to do this for a living.”
Michael J. Collins, Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
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“Why do we always think our pain will be less if we can make others suffer more?”
Michael J. Collins, Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years

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“We start here, and we go there. But it's not that simple, is it?”
― Michael J. Collins (Hot Lights, Cold Steel)

“At times it felt like I was killing myself. And yet the only thing I could recall at that moment was how much fun it had been, and how wonderful it was to do this for a living.”
Michael J. Collins, Hot Lights, Cold Steel: Life, Death and Sleepless Nights in a Surgeon's First Years
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“I'm starting to realize that I can't be a child forever, that I don't want to be a child forever. I've had my turn, and now it's time to grow up.”
Michael J. Collins, Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon

“I'm the dumb kid from the West Side of Chicago who has no business being at a place like this. I've got one long, tough road ahead of me.”
Michael J. Collins

“We, who should know better, reinforce every patient's desire to hide from the reality of his own mortality.”
Michael J. Collins, Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs: The Making of a Surgeon




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