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A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years As a Medical Student
by Perri Klass [edit]

A Not Entirely Benign Procedure: Four Years As a Medical Student
******* 7 Stars!
Price: US$ 11.20, Available worldwide on Amazon.com
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ISBN: 0452272580

Description

From Publishers Weekly
As a Harvard medical student in 1982, Klass became a contributor to the New York Times "Hers" column; this is a collection of the author's diary-like essays describing her medical training, her life as a lover, a woman and a mother. The accounts are informed by the artistry Klass displays in her fiction, Recombinations and I Am Having an Adventure. Writing personally and candidly, she brings the reader into her orbit, into the experiences of a thoughtful person, in situations that are comic, difficult, puzzling and often tragic. There are moving instances of a doctor's mandated objectivity while involved with the dying and with the bereaved. In lighter moments, Klass twits pompous members of the healing profession and offers insights on the status of women doctors; they are frequently mistaken for nursesmen never are.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


From Library Journal
You may remember this author's name if you are a reader of the New York Times weekly "Hers" column, where Klass's series of articles on being a mother going through medical school appeared. Here Klass, who also wrote the novel Recombinations , collects and expands upon those columns. This is a chronicle of the medical school experience and of the life and attitude changes that take place both subtly and dramatically. General readers and medical students alike will find this book worth reading. Literary Guild alternate. Linda Morgan Davis, OCLC, Dublin, Ohio
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Ingram
Surviving Harvard Medical School, Klass offers an unflinchingly honest view of this journey--from the perspective of a woman and mother in a field dominated by men and masculine sensibilities. Like Melvin Konner's Becoming a Doctor: A Not Entirely Benign Procedure, Klass's work has "wit, intelligence, and a great deal of insight" (The New York Times Book Review).

Perri Klass


 

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