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Samuel Shem

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Samuel Shem


Born
January 01, 1944

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Samuel Shem (aka Stephen Bergman) is the author of several books of fiction including the bestseller The House of God. He is a doctor, novelist, playwright, and activist. A Rhodes Scholar, he was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for three decades and founded the Bill W. and Dr. Bob Project in the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School. He divides his time between Boston, MA and Tierra Tranquila, Costa Rica.


Average rating: 3.86 · 23,936 ratings · 1,720 reviews · 11 distinct worksSimilar authors
The House of God

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3.89 avg rating — 21,636 ratings — published 1978 — 73 editions
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Mount Misery

3.76 avg rating — 1,273 ratings — published 1997 — 32 editions
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Man's 4th Best Hospital

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The Spirit of the Place

3.60 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Fine

3.47 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1985 — 6 editions
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We Have To Talk: Healing Di...

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Bill W. and Dr. Bob

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At the Heart of the Universe

3.63 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Our Hospital

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The House of God Man's 4th Best Hospital
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“The patient is the one with the disease”
Samuel Shem, The House of God

“Life's like a penis; When it's soft you can't beat it; When it's hard you get screwed. - The Fat Man, Medical Resident in The House of God”
Samuel Shem, The House of God

“At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse”
Samuel Shem

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