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Physicians have been in high fashion in the media for a long time. The profession's drama, its mystique, have captured the interest of the public to an almost lascivious degree. More recently medical students have joined this parade of television, books, and articles. Of this genre the best book by far was Drake's Medical School, which followed eight students through their years at the University of Pennsylvania. It captured their grappling with facts, their personal anguishes, and their maturation into physicians. Recently David Black's two articles in The New York Times ("The Making of a Doctor") addressed the same topic.
Getting Better: A Medical Student's Story.. Ann Intern Med. ;97:798–799. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-5-798_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(5):798-799.
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