The Intern Blues: The Private Ordeals of Three Young Doctors
Ballantine Books, 1990 - 362 pagina's
The intern year is the toughest time in a doctor's life. Literally a baptism by fire, internship must turn the average green medical school graduate into a seasoned physician. The typical intern is deprived of sleep, confronted with all manner of human misery, and, at least temporarily, driven slightly insane.
Robert Marion was ten years out of his own internship, and supervising a small group of pediatric interns at a major New York medical center, when he asked three of them to keep careful diaries of their impressions over the course of a year.
It is the testimony of these three interns -- Andy, Mark, and Amy -- that forms the core of this book: their real-life lessons in treating very sick children, confronting child abuse and the awful human impact of the AIDS epidemic, skirting the indifference of the hospital bureaucracy, overcoming their own fears, insecurities, and constant fatigue. Their stories are harrowing and often funny, their personal triumphs unforgettable.
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MARK August 1985 Sunday, August 4, 1985 I started on Infants' [a ward at Mount
Scopus Hospital] last Monday and so far this place makes Children's look like an
amusement park! I was on yesterday; I worked my ass off all day long, running ...
Although, sadly, this event ended with the death of the infant, it resulted in
millions of dollars of national grant funding being devoted to research into the
special problems of the premature. And therefore the death of Patrick Bouvier
Very common cause of fever in infants and young children, oxacillin A type of
antibiotic. painful crisis A complication/result of sickle-cell disease; sickling of red
blood cells leads to lack of oxygen reaching the tissues and results in
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Using the diary entries of three interns at a medical teaching facility in New York City, the author depicts the rite of passage from self-doubt, frustration, anxiety, and immaturity to personal and ... Volledige review lezen