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The House of God by Samuel Shem
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"Catch-22 for doctors," this book is meant to be the definitive word on medical education in the United States. However, it was written in the late 1970s, when admittedly most of the would-be doctors were men, so the experience in the definitive word on *male* medical education in the United States. The story and character development are fascinating, but I yearned for a authentic female perspective. Women in the book -- save for one workaholic resident, the exception that proves the rule -- are relegated to the secondary roles of nurses, girlfriends, or patients.
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