Becoming a Doctor A Journey of Initiation in Medical School

ISBN-10: 0140111166

ISBN-13: 9780140111163

Edition: 1987

Authors: Melvin Konner

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Melvin Konner is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and an associate professor and neurology at Emory University. A Fellow o f the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he lives in Atlanta.

Introduction: A Compensatory Pause
Basic Clinical Skills: The First Encounters
Emergency Ward Surgery: No Man's Land
Anesthesiology: The Technicians of Sleep
Ward Surgery: Crossing the Boundary
Neurosurgery and Neurology: Lesions of the Soul
Psychiatry: The Mind-Body Problem
Pediatrics: Suffer the Children
Obstetrics: The Anatomical Volcano
Gynecology: The Machinery of Creation
Pathology: The Aspect of Death
Medicine I: A Failure of the Heart
Medicine II: Deathwatches
Medicine III: Healing and Hope
The Fourth Year: Highlights and Heroes
Conclusion: Healing Artisans
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