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"In a recent review of medical autobiographies (Poirier S. Ethical issues in modern medical autobiographies. Perspect Biol Med. 1987;30:278-89), the author suggests that three ethical issues concern the modern medical autobiographer: truth telling, the right to die, and the interplay of medicine and bureaucracy. Although the author addresses these concerns, he also describes his feelings about his medical training with humor, subtlety, and sensitivity. Thus, it is more than just another journalistic account of one man's encounter with an internal medicine residency.
The coverage of certain topics can be predicted in any book of this genre: "the abject fear of
Under the Ether Dome: A Physician's Apprenticeship at Massachusetts General Hospital.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:436. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-436_1
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