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Noting that writers have neglected the clinical years of medical school, anthropologist Konner now presents his participant-observer account of that critical phase. Konner's blunt but elegant and literate reportage from the "trenches" evokes comparison with military memoirs. But Konner has transformed his field notes into an odyssey rather than the history of a campaign. His sojourns among the heroes and grotesques of the third-year basic clerkship make up the bulk of the book. Brief descriptions of the basic science years, a summary of the fourth year, and final thoughts on the meaning of his experiences round out the story.
Becoming a Doctor.. Ann Intern Med. ;107:605. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-4-605_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(4):605.
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