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3.00137098985468 out of 53.00137098985468 out of 53.00137098985468 out of 53.00137098985468 out of 53.00137098985468 out of 5 3.00 (3,647 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Samuel Shem Narrator: Sean Runnett Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative journey that takes us into the lives of Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. Young Dr. Basch and his irreverant confident, known only as the Fat Man, will learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings.

Samuel Shem has done what few in American medicine have dared to do—create an unvarnished, unglorified, and amazingly forthright portrait revealing the depth of caring, pain, pathos, and tragedy felt by all who spend their lives treating patients and stand at the crossroads between science and humanity.

With over two million copies sold worldwide, The House of God has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels of the twentieth century and compared to Sinclair Lewis’ Arrowsmith for its poignant portrayal of the education of American doctors.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fascinating.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Brilliant.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Does for the practice of medicine what Catch-22 and M*A*S*H did for the practice of warfare.”

    Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by sassy | 6/22/2016

    " A "must read" for anyone intent on pursuing a career in medicine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ginny Newman | 2/20/2014

    " ONe of the best books I've ever read. Laugh out loud funny, especially if you work in health care. People looked at me like I was crazy when I was reading it because I was laughing and crying at the same time. I read it over and over and pass it around in my travels as a traveling nurse. I have single handedly made this author a milliionaire. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/11/2014

    " Good, but not as good as everyone said it would be. Also somewhat racy and I didn't anticipate that aspect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by James | 2/9/2014

    " This book is a mixed bag. On the one hand, it unfortunately is very accurate in the depiction of medical internship as far as the exhaustion, dehumanization (of both the physician and the patient), depression, and dark nature of this unfortunate training process. On the other hand, I can't say that I knew anyone who had the sex depicted (very graphically) in this book. I also never knew of any cases of physician assisted suicide like those depicted. "

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