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"FIERCE" and "uncompromising" are the adjectives used on the jacket to describe this novel, the first by this author, who is a physician. Set in a large, poorly staffed city hospital, it revolves around Dr. Joe Womack, a neurology resident, his patients, his colleagues, and the hospital staff. The overall mood is grim and most of the characters, unsavory. Even the hero is a sort of antihero, smoking marijuana and dallying with the nurses, all the while becoming increasingly confused about his own reactions to what can only (and justifiably) be called malpractice (with a capital M). Most physicians will
Extreme Remedies.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:718. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-718_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):718.
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